Application for TEP Admission is due September 15th for Spring Methods or February 15th for Summer and Fall Methods. (If the 15th falls on a weekend, application is due the Friday before or Monday after the weekend.) Failure to complete the Teacher Education Program Admission paperwork in accordance with the above deadlines may delay progress through methods, practicum, and student teaching.

Step 1: 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 2: Complete the Application for Admission to TEP


Professional Requirements

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, as of the 2023-24 MSU Catalog, all prospective teachers must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in any teaching major, teaching minor, and/or teaching option. Students enrolled in teaching programs under the 2022-23 catalog or prior catalogs must maintain a 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.)