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 »
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 required official ACT scores [or an… 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.
Absolutely! One of the most interesting and exciting components of GECP is the wide range of opportunities students have for travel and teaching abroad. Additionally, GECP students engage in specialized field placements identified to provide a culturally rich learning experience. All GECP students are required to have at least one Global Experience, which can include… Read More »