Application to the Teacher Education Program
Application for Admission Paperwork is due September 15th for Spring Methods or February
15th for Summer and Fall Methods.
(If the 15th falls on a weekend, paperwork is due the Friday before or Monday after the weekend.)
Please read through the entire set of instructions before beginning the application process.
Step 1: Print Your DegreeWorks record
Print your DegreeWorks record from MyInfo. Please save paper by printing these two-sided.
Step 2: Calculate Your GPAs
Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, a minimum 2.75 GPA in every teaching major, teaching minor, and/or teaching option, and a minimum 2.75 GPA in the content coursework for every licensable area (teaching major or teaching minor). You can determine your GPAs as follows. Be sure to print all GPA calculators used and submit them with your application.
- Your overall or cumulative GPA is listed at the top of your DegreeWorks record, beneath your name, student ID, and class standing.
- Your major/minor GPAs listed in DegreeWorks are not reliably accurate, and your content GPAs for teaching majors and minors are not available at all. You'll need to determine your catalog year (listed for each major and minor in the corresponding DegreeWorks section header, on the right) and then use the appropriate major or minor GPA calculator for each licensable area to calculate your program and content GPAs for each teaching major or minor.
- Your teaching option GPAs (for Special Education and Elementary Ed options only) listed in DegreeWorks are not reliably accurate. You'll need to use the all-purpose GPA calculator to determine your option GPAs.
Step 3: Review MSU's Expectations for Professional Competencies and Dispositions
As a future educator, you are expected to do more than simply complete your coursework. Please read through the Department of Education's Professional Competencies & Dispositions document. All applicants to the Teacher Education Program must attest that they understand and agree to meet the expectations outlined therein.
Step 4: Complete the Application for Admission to TEP
Complete the TEP application form. Be sure to list each teaching major, minor, or option you are pursuing, as well as the corresponding major/minor/option and content GPA.
Step 5: Update Your Background Check Status
If there has been any change to your background status, you must make an appointment with Field Placement & Licensure (Reid 247).
Step 6: Submit Your Application Packet to the Education Advising Center (Reid 132)
Submit your completed application, DegreeWorks record, and all GPA calculations (including teaching major GPAs, teaching minor GPAs, content area GPAs, and teaching option GPAs).
Failure to complete the Teacher Education Program Admission paperwork in accordance with the above deadlines may delay progress through methods, practicum, and student teaching.
All prospective teachers are required to take courses in certain areas of professional education. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses required for any teaching major, minor, or option (a "C-" is not acceptable). In addition, all prospective teachers must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, a minimum 2.75 GPA in every teaching major, teaching minor, and/or teaching option,anda minimum 2.75 GPA in the content coursework for every licensable area (teaching major or teaching minor). (See the MSU course catalog for entrance requirements.)