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 2.50, required scores on the ACT (or an approved alternative such as the MTTC PRE). However, they are not required to complete the entire application. Instead, they are… Read More »
When you are accepted into a cohort program 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.
The academic advisor for GECP is Kristy Dumont. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 353-9684, 134 Erickson Hall. The academic advisor for UECP is Michael Zaborowski. He can be reached at email@example.com, 355-1827, 134 Erickson Hall.
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 »
UECP and GECP program participation is made visible on a student’s transcript when he or she is recommended for certification following the internship. Students must meet all UECP/GECP program requirements, including a program-specific internship placement.
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 »
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 »
Any incoming freshman interested in elementary, secondary or special education is welcome to join a cohort program. All teachable majors are enthusiastically welcomed in these programs.
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.
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 »