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.
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 »
The GECP program has special features each year of your undergraduate program. In the first year, GECP participants enroll in special sections of courses that are already required in the teacher preparation program. Other semesters, GECP students are required to enroll for an extra 1-3 credit seminar or course. GECP students will also participate in special extra-curricular… Read More »
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 »