Urban Educators Cohort Program Edition

Who is my academic advisor if I am in UECP/GECP?

The academic advisor for GECP is Kristy Dumont.  She can be reached at kdumont@msu.edu, 353-9684, 134 Erickson Hall.  The academic advisor for UECP is Michael Zaborowski.  He can be reached at zaborow3@msu.edu, 355-1827, 134 Erickson Hall.

When should I take the ACT?

If you have already taken the ACT and your scores meet or exceed those levels, you have met MDE’s “basic skills” requirement. If you have already taken the ACT and your scores do not meet or exceed those levels, you may take the test again and have official scores sent to MSU. If you have… Read More »

Are there any scholarships available for UECP/GECP students?

The College of Education awards scholarship funds to an incoming freshman who has been admitted to Michigan State University and intends to pursue teacher certification in elementary, secondary or special education through participation in UECP or GECP.  To be considered for this scholarship, students must be able to document financial need. Preference is given to… Read More »

Are there any special requirements for cohort students regarding placement for classroom experiences?

UECP students are required to intern in an urban school district in Michigan or Chicago.  Urban classroom experiences are incorporated throughout the teacher preparation program.  GECP students engage in specialized field placements that provide culturally rich learning experiences. All GECP students are required to have at least one Global Experience, which can include participation in… Read More »

When will I be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program if I am in a cohort program?

Students who participate in all cohort activities during their freshman and sophomore years and who meet the college’s minimum admissions standards (2.50 overall GPA, required scores on  ACT or MTTC Professional Readiness Exam, successful completion of at least 28 credits by the semester in which they are fully admitted, etc.) are guaranteed admission during the sophomore year.

What is a College of Education cohort program?

There are two cohort opportunities available to incoming freshmen who are interested in teaching as a career.  The Urban Educators Cohort Program (UECP) is especially committed to preparing teachers who can address the needs of children and youth living in underserved and under-resourced communities.  The Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP) is a specialized teacher preparation… Read More »