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 January prior to the Internship Year. July is the last date to pass the subject area tests before the internship. At a minimum, secondary education students must pass the MTTC… 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, they should meet with their major advisor and consider completing an Acceleration Grid.… Read More »
Applicants who have earned 56 or more credits (junior standing) before the beginning of the Fall Semester of application are eligible for the accelerated plan. Students must be available to take on-campus coursework during the summer following the application. Applicants must meet with their degree advisor to discuss the acceleration plan and both must sign… Read More »
To add/change your teaching major, teaching minor, or teaching endorsement, choose: Teaching Major/Minor/Additional Endorsement Change Request. To change your internship year, choose: Request to Change Internship Year. Other teacher preparation forms can be found on the Teacher Preparation Forms menu page.
You will have at least two advisors. Plan to meet with the advisor in your teaching or degree major and minor for information about your graduation requirements. You can also see a teacher preparation advisor in the College of Education for information on the teacher certification program. To schedule an advising appointment, use the online… Read More »
Admission decisions are sent to applicants’ MSU email accounts the week before Spring Break. Students who are offered admission must submit an online Reply Form, so it is essential that applicants (as well as admitted students) check their MSU email accounts regularly.
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 electronically before the end of the first week of… 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, modern SAT scores). Moreover, the online application is shorter for students in one of our cohorts. UECP and GECP students applying for the special education… 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.