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 »
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 »
You must earn at least a 1.0 in each teaching major/minor course in order to receive credit for the course. However, to progress to the internship, the overall GPA in your teaching major and minor must be at least 2.5. You must also have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of… Read More »
MSU undergraduates must complete courses in at least two of three diversity categories (“D”, “N” & “I”) as part of their IAH and/or ISS requirements. “N” – emphasizes national diversity; “I” – emphasizes international and multicultural diversity and “D” – emphasizes both national and international/multicultural diversity.
The primary academic advisor for GECP and UECP is Michael Haslett (firstname.lastname@example.org), although each Teacher Preparation advisor can help you with questions about our cohorts. To schedule an appointment, please visit https://msu.campus.eab.com.
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 »
UECP students are required to intern in an urban school district in Michigan or Chicago. Urban classroom experiences are incorporated throughout the teacher preparation program. GECP students engage in specialized field placements that provide culturally rich learning experiences. All GECP students are required to have at least one Global Experience, which can include participation in… Read More »