Information about registration for the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam is available on the MTTC website. Registration deadlines are approximately six weeks prior to test dates for paper-based tests, although late registration is possible with a late fee (late fees increase as the test date approaches). Computer-based testing is now available 12 months of the year… Read More »
A complete application package for the College of Education includes a complete online application, a timed and proctored essay, official passing scores on the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam, the Basic Skills Test, or appropriate alternative pass measures, and a Conviction Disclosure Form. A copy of transcripts should be sent to 620 Farm Lane, Room 134,… Read More »
Under some circumstances, hard copy materials must be submitted in 134 Erickson: (1) if you have a misdemeanor/felony conviction or have admitted responsibility for a civil infraction, you must submit a document from the court before the published application deadline (Register of Action or Judgement of Sentence); and/or (2) if you are applying for admission… Read More »
As part of the application process, all applicants must write a timed and proctored essay at a testing site on campus. Scheduling the essay requires online payment of a $20.00 essay scoring fee using a credit card or checking account. As a Post Bachelor’s Applicant, you will be directed to contact the MSU Testing Office… Read More »
Generally, students apply during the Fall Semester of their sophomore year. However, applicants can apply as juniors (56 credits or more), and it may be possible for them to accelerate their teacher preparation programs. If an applicant has 56 or more credits, she or he should meet with her or his major advisor and consider… Read More »
Admission decisions are sent to applicants’ MSU email accounts the week before Spring Break. Students who are offered admission must submit an online Reply Form, so it is essential that applicants (as well as admitted students) check their MSU email accounts regularly.
The application process is the same (see Applications and Admissions), except that you will also need to document 42 hours of experience working with children and/or youth who have special needs. You will find additional information on the Special Education website. Experience documentation forms must be submitted in 134 Erickson Hall before the end of the… Read More »
Students who have been admitted to UECP and GECP are guaranteed admission to the teacher preparation program if they meet all admission requirements (for example, a minimum GPA of 2.75, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam or demonstration of proficiency using approved alternate pass measures). However, they are not… Read More »
Students who transfer to MSU but do not meet criteria for Direct Transfer Admission may apply to the teacher preparation program through the regular MSU undergraduate application process (for information see Applications and Admissions). The online application is open each Fall Semester. MSU undergraduate students must meet the following minimum criteria for admission: Sophomore standing… Read More »
Students applying to the teacher preparation program with a major in Special Education will need 42 documented hours of experience with children or youth who have special needs (see Special Education Pre-admission Experience). However, all applicants to the teacher preparation program are asked to describe their experiences with children or youth and incorporate relevant examples from… Read More »
Honors College students must complete the regular undergraduate admission application available online at the College of Education website each Fall Semester (see Applications and Admissions). Students in good standing with the Honors College are guaranteed admission to the teacher preparation program provided minimum admission requirements are met (this includes passing all three parts of the… Read More »
You will not be permitted to print or save copies of your essay, except as directed at the testing center. Software used to detect cheating is applied to all essays. Evidence of plagiarism, cheating, or falsification could result in denial of admission.
You should arrive at the assigned testing site on the correct date at least 20 minutes early. You will need this time to receive instructions and complete paperwork. You will not be permitted to enter an essay session late. Please see Applications and Admissions for more information.
You will be given one hour to complete your essay using word-processing software. Please see Applications and Admissions for more information.
Please do not bring a dictionary, thesaurus, backpack, books, thumb/jump drive, computer software, food or drink to the testing site. Please see Applications and Admissions for more information.