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Teacher Preparation Forms
All Secondary students are assigned to the same
team and can see any advisor in 134 Erickson Hall
◦ To schedule an advising appointment:
Team Coordinators:
◦ Kelly Hodges – 116R Erickson Hall
 Math, World Languages, all Sciences, Art, Music, Agriscience
◦ Chris Kaiser – 116C Erickson Hall
 English & Social Studies
Part 1 – Completion of Major
Your major advisor is your primary advisor for
major courses, graduation requirements, etc.
Must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in your major area
(usually differs from what your major college
Part 2 – Completion of Teaching Minor
See COE website for listing of teaching minor courses and
departmental contact names
HST, PLS, & EC teaching minors must follow the new versions of the
TESOL teaching minor is a limited enrollment minor
Non-conforming teaching minors must be approved by that
department, with approval by form, email or posted in ESAF
Must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in teaching minor area
No course credits counted in a teaching minor can be double
counted toward the credit requirement of the teaching major, or
vice versa
Part 3 – Education Studies
TE 150
3 credits
TE 250
3 credits
CSD students must take
CEP 240
TE 302
4 credits
Prerequisite: TE 150 AND
TE 250/CEP 240
TE 407
5 credits
Prerequisite: TE 302
TE 408
6 credits
Prerequisite: TE 407
TOTAL – 21 credits
Must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in TE courses, with no individual
grade below 2.0
If you are a student with special needs:
◦ Strongly encouraged to register with the RCPD
◦ Accommodations for MSU classes may be different than
reasonable accommodations needed for your K-12 field
placements and will require advance planning
◦ It is up to you to discuss your need for accommodations in K12 classrooms with the program ahead of time
Check the section notes to make
sure you are in the correct section!
• Proficiency and expertise in technology will be acquired as a part of
the TE curriculum
• College of Education Laptop Requirement for admitted students
– This is the only e-mail address that the University will use for sending
official communications to students after they enroll
– Need to check your MSU account regularly
– Can forward MSU account to another email
When emailing an advisor in COE be sure to include your name & PID
Read all email messages from the Registrar and MSU email accounts
• Academic Requirements
• Subject Area Tests
• World Language oral proficiency exam
• Professional Standards
• Internship Classes
– TE501 – 6 credits
– TE801 – 3 credits
– TE802 – 3 credits
• Conviction Disclosure
- TE502 – 6 credits
- TE803 – 3 credits
- TE804 – 3 credits
Students, interns and teacher certification candidates are
obligated to report convictions to the Certification Officer.
Students must submit a Conviction
Disclosure Form (CDF)
• Prior to admission to the TE
• Prior to internship placement
• Prior to initial certification
May be denied admission, field placement
or recommendation for certification
because of a conviction for a misdemeanor
or felony
Failure to report a conviction or
falsification could result in dismissal from
the TE program
After admission students are obligated
to report subsequent convictions to
COE Certification Officer within 5
business days and provide court
ICHAT Search (Internet Criminal History
Access Tool)
• Internet search for criminal history
• Required for TE 302, 407 and 408
Failure to disclose
conviction history is
A conviction does not
disappear from your record!
The Integrity of Scholarship & Grades
Maintain Integrity
◦ Provide accurate info for
academic & admissions records
◦ Adhere to professional standards
and honor codes
◦ Complete original work without
unauthorized aid
Using the words or ideas of
others without permission or
Many unintentionally commit
acts of plagiarism
Become informed and avoid
allegations at
Procedures Used in Academic
Instructor takes action: penalty
grade for assignment or course
Instructor completes Academic
Dishonesty Report
Student’s Dean will add form to
academic record
Student must complete an
online course about the
integrity of Scholarship and
Grades. Can’t graduate until
successfully completed.
All students seeking initial teacher certification must prove that they
are certified in:
◦ Adult CPR
◦ Child CPR
◦ First Aid
MDE - Approved Providers of Courses for First Aid and CPR
First Aid certification is valid for 3 years
CPR certification is valid for 1 year
Must be current at time of certification. Earliest to take them is late
August before internship begins.
Kappa Delta Pi
An enrichment program for elementary
school children run by MSU students
[email protected]
International honor society in education
[email protected]
MSU Student Literacy Corps
Trains and places volunteers to serve as
mentors and tutors to at-risk children in
the Lansing area
Patricia Williams 420-1849
Student Council for Exceptional Children
Tomorrow’s Educators for the
Advancement of Multicultural Students
[email protected]
Specialization in Coaching or Health
The group promotes awareness of
exceptional children through discussion
and service
[email protected]
134 Erickson Hall
Service Learning Center
Volunteer placements are in classrooms
with youth groups and with tutoring
Reply forms are due Friday, March 15
If you don’t reply we will assume you are not pursuing teacher education
Remember you need at least 56 completed credits by the end of this summer to
stay in the College of Education!
Count your credits! You will need 120 total to graduate (123 if you took MTH1825
at MSU)
Check News & Announcements on the COE website for updates
Chicago Internship requires separate application process. Must be in good
standing with the College of Education.
If you need to change your major based on admission (your degree major must
match your teaching major) do it ASAP!
For those in the History major, or minors in PLS, GEO, HST or EC, or a science
teaching area, check with a COE advisor about adding additional endorsements!
College of Education
Office of Student Affairs
134 Erickson Hall
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