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College of Menominee Nation Signs Articulation Agreement with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) signed an articulation agreement this past month. The purpose of this agreement is to provide an easy transfer process for students from NWTC who wish to further their education to enter CMN’s Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary/Middle School Education.


Students from NWTC must successfully complete their associate degree in Early Childhood Education, meet the admission requirements from CMN, declare their major for the B.S. degree, and meet any other requirements outlined by the Teacher Education department. This agreement will take effect on August 1, 2022, just before the beginning of the academic year.


Dr. Kelli Chelberg, Teacher Education Department Faculty, shared, “We are so excited for this continued collaboration with NWTC’s Early Childhood Education program. There is such a need for highly qualified daycare, Head Start, and licensed school teachers, and this articulation agreement gives NWTC graduates an opportunity to effortlessly continue their educational journey at the College of Menominee Nation.”


College of Menominee Nation Chief Academic Officer, Geraldine Sanapaw, added, “The articulation agreement shows a working partnership between our two institutions that is in the best interest of our students. This agreement will serve as a pathway to creating more agreements that will benefit our communities.”


CMN has offered a Bachelor's of Science degree in Early Childhood/Middle Childhood since 2012, however, the teacher education program has recently received approval from the WI Department of Public Instruction to offer an Elementary/Middle School License. Additionally, CMN's Bachelor's of Science degree in Education has seen an increase in popularity due to an increased demand for licensed teachers. This new license will ensure the preparation of culturally responsive teachers to teach a wider range of grade levels.


The College of Menominee Nation is a tribal Land Grant college, chartered by the Menominee people. The College's main campus is in Keshena, Wisconsin, with a second located in metropolitan Green Bay, not far from the tribal lands of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. More information about CMN can be found at www.menominee.edu