General elementary certification qualifies an individual to teach all subjects in grades K-5 (and all subjects in grades K-8 in self-contained classrooms). Students who have a special interest in teaching at the preschool level or in the early elementary grades may wish to add an Early Childhood Education minor from the Department of Human Development and Family… Read More »
Go to the ACT website, review the Sending Your Scores page and follow their instructions.
Certification requirement for post-bachelor students can be found here. Generally speaking, applicants interested in pursuing certification as a secondary education (high school) teacher must satisfy the requirements for one approved secondary teaching major and one approved secondary teaching minor. To the extent possible, previous coursework is applied to course requirements; however, additional coursework in one… Read More »
We do offer a route to initial certification for people who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. Applicants to the Post Bachelor Certification Program must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Ideally, applicants will have completed a substantial portion of the coursework required for a… Read More »
You can find the requirements for the Integrated Science endorsement on our web site. If you wish to add this endorsement, please complete the Teaching Major/Minor/Additional Endorsement Change Request form.
MSU does not offer Business as a teaching major. Other colleges and universities in Michigan do offer teacher certification in Business. Please see the list of secondary teaching majors and minors offered at MSU.
Adding an additional level endorsement, that is, adding secondary certification to an elementary teaching certificate (or the reverse) requires additional coursework and may require additional student teaching. Please consult a teacher education advisor at 517-353-9680.
Becoming dually certified in both elementary and secondary education is not always easy. The upper-level Teacher Education courses (for example 300- and 400-level courses) are different for each certification level. Secondary certification requires completion of a major in a secondary teaching area (30 to 36 credits) and a minor in a secondary teaching area (20… Read More »
Individual departments handle their own overrides. If you are unsure about how to contact the department that offers the course consult the Schedule of Courses for department contact information.
At MSU, Independent Study is planned study, highly individualized, not addressable through any other course format, proposed in writing by the student on a standard form, accepted for supervision by a faculty member, and approved by the student’s academic advisor and the teaching unit at the beginning of the semester. Typically, an independent study is… Read More »