How do I apply to the teacher preparation program if I do not meet the criteria for Direct Transfer Admission?

September 16, 2016

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 »

Do I need a certain number of hours of experience with children before I can apply to the teacher preparation program?

September 16, 2016

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 »

Is there a separate/special admission process for Honors College students?

September 16, 2016

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 »

Will I have a chance to study or teach in another country as part of GECP?

September 16, 2016

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 »

What would my schedule look like next year if I were accepted into GECP?

September 16, 2016

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 »

What is the minimum grade I can receive in any one of my teaching major or minor classes, and what is the overall GPA I need in all of my teaching major or minor classes? Also, what is the GPA required to stay in the teacher preparation program?

September 16, 2016

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 »

What is MSU’s Diversity Requirement for Integrative Studies?

September 16, 2016

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.

Who is my academic advisor if I am in UECP/GECP?

September 16, 2016

The primary academic advisor for GECP and UECP is Michael Haslett (haslett3@msu.edu), although each Teacher Preparation advisor can help you with questions about our cohorts.  To schedule an appointment, please visit https://msu.campus.eab.com.