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 »
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 »