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Higher Education

University Center at Gaylord delivers quality, state-of-the-art education and training that is responsive to personal growth and business needs throughout Otsego County and Northern Michigan through a consortium of colleges that offer degrees, enrichment and skill certification programs. Contact them at 989.705.3700.

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M-TEC at Kirtland-Gaylord is a state-of-the art facility offering technical education in a unique, flexible, student-friendly manner. M-TEC features state-of-the-art equipment, pedagogy, and curriculum taught by experienced faculty. Students can choose a course of study and build it from hundreds of skill-specific modules, resulting in a dynamic, flexible program preparing graduates to enter into high-paying jobs. Contact them at 989.705.3600.

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North Central Michigan College (NCMC) offers general education courses and Associate degrees that serve as a gateway to a vast array of programs through the University Center Gaylord. NCMC provides an Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies and Associate of Applied Science in Geographic Information Systems completed entirely at UC Gaylord. Contact them at 989.705.3600.

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Northwood University is known as the school-of-choice for business-minded students of all ages and background. Northwood University's management and entrepreneurship focus prepares students to become the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. Contact them at 989.705.3710.

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Lake Superior State University is known for strong and distinctive academic programs taught by faculty who take an interest in student success. Students are afforded many opportunities to actively engage with faculty members on research projects and experiential learning. LSSU is Michigan’s smallest public university and the only institution (public or private) to offer these unique programs in Northern Lower Michigan. Contact them at 989.705.3791.

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Spring Arbor University has a Graduate and Professional Studies division that allows you to earn your degree without interrupting your job or personal life. The quality of their curricula, the expertise of faculty, and the success of their graduates has given them a well-deserved reputation for educational excellence. Some key advantages of Spring Arbor University include earning your degree in an accelerated format (usually two years or less), taking one course at a time, one night per week, and acquiring the knowledge and skills that are in high demand. Contact them at 989.705.3740.

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Madonna University was founded by the Felician Sisters of Livonia in 1937, and is a Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition committed to teaching, scholarship, and service. The Social Work Program offers its B.S.W. degree program to students in Northern Michigan via interactive television (two-way audio/video) through the University Center Gaylord. Designed for transfer students, the part-time program may be completed in 2 1/2 years with classes scheduled to accommodate the working adult student. The Gaylord Social Work Distance Learning program replicates the main campus part-time degree completion program and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Contact them at 800.852.4951, ext. 5498.

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Michigan State University - All MSW programs at Michigan State University are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). All provide the academic courses and field experiences required to develop the ten core social work competencies identified by CSWE and the social work practice community. Contact them at 517.432.2249.

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Eastern Michigan University offers a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership. Their advanced professional education programs develop leaders who demonstrate reflective thought and scholarship within the context of a culturally diverse society. This 38 credit hour master’s program may be of particular interest to professional educators who are either prospective or practicing higher education administrators. Contact them at 877.368.8289.