The link to the online application for admission to MSU is admissions.msu.edu/apply.asp.
The MSU Schedule of Courses is available online at schedule.msu.edu.
Go to the MTTC website, download the Test Results Request Form and mail it to the address provided with the correct payment. Please allow up to four weeks from the receipt of the request for delivery.
Students seeking elementary certification, including those in special education and early childhood education, must pass the Elementary Education MTTC (Test #103) as a condition for progression to the internship. Passing the subject tests (teaching major and/or teaching minor) is not required for program completion and progression to the internship; however, it is required if the student… Read More »
We recommend that students take their subject tests when they have completed about 90% of the coursework required for that subject. For most, that is the January or April test date prior to the Internship Year. July is the last date to pass the subject area tests before the internship. At a minimum, secondary education… 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 »
Applicants who have earned 56 or more credits (junior standing) before the beginning of the Fall Semester of application, and who plan to graduate and meet all internship requirements by Spring or Summer just two years later, should complete the Acceleration Grid for elementary or secondary education found on the application website. Applicants must meet… Read More »
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.
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 »
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 2.50, 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 »
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.
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 for currently enrolled MSU students. MSU undergraduate students must meet the following minimum… Read More »