Many young people say they want to become teachers. At MSU, they learn what the profession really takes – from mastering subject matter to understanding how children learn. The teacher preparation program includes courses and field placements that help future teachers fully understand the role they will play in classrooms, and in students' lives.
Josh Perusse says instructors began challenging his assumptions about teaching from the first day of class. Their passion, and the chance to connect with special needs children in local schools, helped show him how much he wants to pursue a career in special education.
"I would highly recommend that if you want to go into teaching, you come to MSU. I have learned more than I could have imagined and I still have more to learn."