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Special Education Group Sessions 2012. www.education.msu.edu. TE Forms. COE homepage Academics Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Forms. http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/teacher-preparation-forms.asp. Team Coordinators and Advisors.

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te forms
TE Forms

COE homepage Academics Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Forms


team coordinators and advisors
Team Coordinators and Advisors
  • Elementary Coordinator
    • Andrea Kelly – 116Q Erickson
  • Elementary/Teacher Education Advisors – 134 Erickson
          • Jean Brown brownj32@msu.edu
          • Janet Chegwidden chegwid1@msu.edu
          • Joella Cogan coganj@msu.edu
            • Appointment by phone at 517-353-9680
          • Kristy Dumont kdumont@msu.edu
          • Amy Tratt tratt@msu.edu
          • Jennifer Watson watsonj4@msu.edu
  • Special Education Coordinator
    • Lisa Plascencia – 337 Erickson
what is a major
What is a Major?

This is what appears on your MSU Diploma

  • Your Degree Major is either:
    • Elementary Education
    • Special Education
    • Child Development
  • Your Teaching Major is:
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Integrated Science
    • Math
  • Your Teaching Minor is:
    • Any subject off the approved minor list (additional & optional only)

Teaching majors and minors appear on your MSU transcript after you are awarded your teacher certification

college of education program requirements
College of Education Program Requirements

Part 1 – University Requirements

*Waived for Science majors

*One of these can fulfill the arts requirement of the Planned Program

IAH/ISS Diversity Requirement

Course choices must include 2 out of the 3 designations: “I”, “N” or “D”

TOTAL – 28 credits

college of education program requirements1
College of Education Program Requirements

Part 2 – Education Studies

Must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in TE courses, with no individual grade below 2.0

TOTAL – 21 credits

college of education program requirements2
College of Education Program Requirements

Part 3 – Teaching Area Options

Language Arts

Integrated Science

  • 36 credits
  • 53-59 credits

Social Studies


  • 49 credits
  • 32 credits

Must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in Teaching Major

college of education program requirements3
College of Education Program Requirements

Teaching Minor Options – Additional & Optional Only


Arabic* 20

Chinese * 24

Computer Science 21-22

English 21-23

Japanese * 24

French * 21

German* 24

History 31

Mathematics 20

Russian* 23

Spanish* 24

Teaching English to Speakers 20-25

of Other Languages (TESOL)**

Must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in Teaching Minor

*These minors require an additional oral language proficiency exam to qualify for certification

**TESOL minor requires documentation of second language learning experience. See TE Forms menu. Limited enrollment minor.

college of education program requirements4
College of Education Program Requirements

Part 4 – Planned Program

  • Must pass all courses with a 2.0 or higher
  • All courses required (some may apply to the teaching major)
  • IAH can double count with University Requirement
  • If you have already taken courses on the Planned Program and earned grades less than 2.0, you are responsible for repeating them
special education program requirements
Special Education Program Requirements

Learning Disabilities Program Plan

degree requirments
Degree Requirments

1. University Requirements 28 credits

2. Education Studies 21 credits

3. Teaching Major 32-59 credits

4. Planned Program 20+ credits

5. Special Ed Major 19 credits

6. Electives (as many as needed to reach

graduation total)


120 credits required*

*123 credits required if you took MTH 1825 at MSU

online summer courses
Online Summer Courses
  • University Requirements:
    • ISS, IAH, ISB & ISP courses
  • Planned Program:
    • GEO 204, IAH 209, IAH 241 ACE, THR 421, HST 202
  • Social Studies Majors:
    • EC, GEO, HST & PLS courses
  • Language Arts Majors:
    • THR 421 (4a), CEP 416 (2b), ANP 420 (1b)
  • Integrated Science Majors:
    • PSL 250, PHY 231, PHY 232
technology requirements
Technology Requirements
  • Proficiency and expertise in technology will be acquired as a part of the TE curriculum
  • College of Education Laptop Requirement for admitted students http://education.msu.edu/resources/students/laptop-requirement.asp
    • 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
criteria for progression to the internship
Criteria for Progression to the Internship


  • Academic Requirements
  • Elementary Education Test (Test 083) required for internship
    • http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/mttc.asp
  • Subject Area Tests
    • http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/mttc.asp
    • Must pass if you want to be certified in subject areas
  • World Language oral proficiency exam
    • http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/oral-proficiency.asp
  • Professional Standards
  • Internship Classes
    • TE 501 – 6 credits - CEP 502A – 6 credits
    • CEP 801A – 3 credits - CEP 803A – 3 credits
    • CEP 802A – 3 credits - CEP 804A – 3 credits
  • Conviction Disclosure
conviction disclosure
Conviction Disclosure

Students, interns and teacher certification candidates are obligated to report convictions to the Certification Officer. http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/conviction-disclosure-responsibility.asp

  • Students must submit a Conviction Disclosure Form (CDF)
    • Prior to admission to the TE program
    • Prior to internship placement
    • Prior to initial certification
  • After admission students are obligated to report subsequent convictions to COE Certification Officer within 5 business days and provide court documents
  • 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
  • ICHAT Search (Internet Criminal History Access Tool)
    • Internet search for criminal history
    • Required for TE 301, 403, 404, 405 & 406

A conviction does not disappear from your record!

Failure to disclose conviction

history is falsification!


The Integrity of Scholarship & Grades

  • Maintain Integrity
    • Provide accurate info for academic & admissions records
    • Adhere to professional standards and honor codes
      • http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/professional-conduct.asp
    • Complete original work without unauthorized aid
  • Plagiarism
    • Using the words or ideas of others without permission or citation
    • Many unintentionally commit acts of plagiarism
    • Become informed and avoid allegations at
      • https://www.msu.edu/unit/ombud/academic-ntegrity/plagiarism-policy.html
  • Procedures Used in Academic Dishonesty
    • 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.
state of michigan cpr first aid requirment
State of MichiganCPR/First Aid Requirment
  • 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
    • http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_14795-118868--,00.html
  • 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.
ways to get involved
Ways to Get Involved
  • TEAM
    • Tomorrow’s Educators for the Advancement of Multicultural Students
    • gunnings@msu.edu
  • Friendshop
    • An enrichment program for elementary school children run by MSU students
    • friendshop@msu.edu
  • Kappa Delta Pi
    • International honor society in education
    • kdp@msu.edu
  • 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
    • The group promotes awareness of exceptional children through discussion and service
    • scec@msu.edu
  • Specialization in Coaching or Health Promotion
    • 134 Erickson Hall
  • Service Learning Center
    • Volunteer placements are in classrooms with youth groups and with tutoring programs
    • http://www.servicelearning.msu.edu/
  • http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/get-involved.asp
other information
Other Information
  • Reply due Thursday, 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!
  • For Special Education and Elementary Education majors we will change your degree major based on admission as we receive Replies.
  • For transfer credit information check out transfer.msu.edu
  • Check News & Announcements on the COE website for updates www.education.msu.edu
  • Chicago Internship requires separate application process. Must be in good standing with the College of Education.

College of Education

Special Education

Jean Brown

Janet Chegwidden

134 Erickson Hall


Schedule an advising appointment &

walk-in hours: