The College of Education offers guidance and preparation leading to certification for teachers (elementary and secondary levels), administrators and school psychologists. MSU also offers preparation for occupational certification in Vocational Agriscience and Natural Resources. A recommendation from MSU for any type of certificate or endorsement requires that the applicant submit an application to the MSU Certification Office and to MOECS.
Every year, the MSU Certification Office helps hundreds of certified teachers maintain their certification or add endorsements that enable them to teach additional student populations, grade levels and/or subject areas. Educators may also become certified as school administrators.
MSU’s teacher preparation program has partnered with MSU’s Confucius Institute to offer a unique program that prepares native speakers of Chinese to teach Chinese language and culture in American schools.