To add/change your teaching major, teaching minor, or teaching endorsement, choose: Teaching Major/Minor/Additional Endorsement Change Request. To change your internship year, choose: Request to Change Internship Year. Other teacher preparation forms can be found on the Teacher Preparation Forms menu page.
Information about registration for the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam is available on the MTTC website. Applicants must request that official results be sent to MSU when registering for the test. Applicants who fail to make that request during registration can make the request later, but there will be a fee from the test vendor and… Read More »
You will have at least two advisors. Plan to meet with the advisor in your teaching or degree major for information about your graduation requirements. You can also see a teacher preparation advisor in the College of Education for information on the teacher certification program. To schedule an advising appointment, use the online advising appointment… Read More »
To be enrolled in TE 494 for the TESOL minor complete the Project Agreement Form.
Please see Opportunities to Get Involved on our college on our website. Additionally, you may want to visit the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement website for more volunteer opportunities in the field of education.
Honors College students must complete the regular undergraduate admission application available online at the College of Education website each Fall Semester. Students in good standing with the Honors College are guaranteed admission to the teacher preparation program provided minimum admission requirements are met.
Admission decisions for direct transfer applicants will be communicated approximately four-six weeks after submission of all materials and completion of the timed, proctored essay. Please contact the Student Affairs Office at (517) 353-9680 with questions.
There is a broad range of careers available to Kinesiology graduates. Students may choose to explore options relating to: Health, wellness and fitness Athlete development, strength and conditioning Clinical patient care Research Athletic administration, sport management, marketing and promotion Adaptive Physical Activity Some career pathways will require post-graduate course work and/or certification. Students are encouraged to… Read More »
All applicants are asked to describe their experiences with children or youth and incorporate relevant examples from their own experiences when they complete the online application and write the essay required as part of the application process. Students applying to the teacher preparation program with a major in Special Education will need 42 documented hours… Read More »
Students who transfer to MSU (before or after 42 credits) may apply to the teacher preparation program through the regular MSU undergraduate application process (for more information see the FAQs under MSU Undergraduate Admissions). The online application is open each Fall Semester. MSU undergraduate students must meet the following criteria for admission: Sophomore standing or… Read More »
General elementary certification qualifies an individual to teach all subjects in grades K-5 (and all subjects in grades K-8 in self-contained classrooms). Students who have a special interest in teaching at the preschool level or in the early elementary grades may wish to add an Early Childhood Education endorsement from the Department of Human Development and Family… Read More »
You can find the requirements for the Integrated Science endorsement on our web site. If you wish to add this endorsement, please complete the Teaching Major/Minor/Additional Endorsement Change Request form.
MSU does not offer Business as a teaching major. Other colleges and universities in Michigan do offer teacher certification in Business. Please see the list of secondary teaching majors and minors offered at MSU.
Adding an additional level endorsement, that is, adding secondary certification to an elementary teaching certificate (or the reverse) requires additional coursework and may require additional student teaching. Please consult a teacher education advisor at 517-353-9680.
Becoming dually certified in both elementary and secondary education is not always easy. The upper-level Teacher Education courses (for example 300- and 400-level courses) are different for each certification level. Secondary certification requires completion of a major in a secondary teaching area (30 to 36 credits) and a minor in a secondary teaching area (20… Read More »