While some GECP students have plans to begin a teaching career abroad, many do not have plans to teach outside of the United States. GECP students are eager to learn how to prepare their future students for success as global citizens of the 21st Century. Many GECP students are also interested in extra preparation for… Read More »
Yes! The Global Educators Cohort Program is a specialized program within the teacher preparation program at Michigan State University. That means that GECP students must complete the same requirements as any Teacher Education student at Michigan State University. GECP simply provides added special emphasis in international/global themes. When you complete GECP, you will graduate from… Read More »
If you are planning on seeking a secondary education certificate, you will declare a major in your disciplinary department. For example, if you plan to teach English, you would declare an English major, if you plan to teach Spanish, you would declare Spanish as your major. For those interested in a certification in special education… Read More »
When you are accepted into GECP you agree to join the program for your first year. You are not required to stay in the program for your whole undergraduate career. You can try the program your first year and then decide later if it is for you or not.
Absolutely! One of the most interesting and exciting components of GECP is the wide range of opportunities students have for travel and teaching abroad. Additionally, GECP students engage in specialized field placements identified to provide a culturally rich learning experience. All GECP students are required to have at least one Global Experience, which can include… Read More »
The GECP program has special features each year of your undergraduate program. In the first year, GECP participants enroll in special sections of courses that are already required in the teacher preparation program. Other semesters, GECP students are required to enroll for an extra 1-3 credit seminar or course. GECP students will also participate in special extra-curricular… Read More »
Yes. Because GECP is part of the regular teacher preparation program, GECP students will complete a 5th year internship in order to become eligible for Michigan certification. We expect GECP students, however, to have the opportunity to participate in special placements, depending on their professional interests and goals.
If you apply to MSU Special Education program and are accepted, all 12 credits from your internship program many count if you have passed these courses with a 3.0 or better. You then have 5 years from your earliest course to complete your masters requirements. Some, but not all of your 800 level internship courses… Read More »
No! The special education internship coordinator will make the necessary assignment based upon information received from the intern and the availability of appropriate classrooms within a given school district.
You are urged to take your LD MTTC during January of your internship year.
Yes, if there are available teachers. If an intern wishes to complete the internship at the middle school level, this placement is usually for the full year. The intern must pass their teaching subject MTTC in order to be placed at the middle school level. If an intern wants a placement for high school, this… Read More »
Whenever possible the intern will be assigned to classrooms within the same building or at least within the same district.
Occasionally there will be an inclusion classroom which meets the necessary requirements which enable an intern to be placed in this classroom. In most cases, a full inclusion classroom will enable the intern to be in the same classroom all year.
You are responsible for the completion of one semester of general education and one semester in special education. It will depend on the availability of the teachers in a given building as to which is completed first- general education or special education.
Apply as early as possible. Transfer students can apply as early as one year before they wish to transfer. However, at least 30 semester credits should be completed before applying, with current enrollment expected to yield at least 12 additional credits. The Office of Admissions will determine whether a student is eligible for direct transfer… Read More »