Elementary Education, B.A.
TEACH THE NEXT GENERATION
Preparing teachers who have the knowledge and skills needed to teach all subjects in kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) and the depth to teach a specific subject area in sixth through eighth grade (6-8).
Special Education, B.A.
PREPARE TO LEAD
The Special Education Teacher Preparation Program combines regular elementary teaching certification and K-12 endorsement in the special education area of learning disabilities. Both certification and endorsement are awarded only after completion of a fifth-year internship experience.
BECOME A TEACHER LEADER
You will develop deep content knowledge in the subject(s) you plan to teach in sixth through twelfth grade (6-12), take courses on the most effective teaching practices, and experience a full-year, guided teaching internship in a public school after completing the bachelor’s degree.
Athletic Training, B.S.
This program will be transitioning from a bachelor's to a master's level program. Athletic training students have opportunities for educational and professional experiences that prepare them for jobs in high school, collegiate, professional, clinical and industrial settings.
Global Cohort Program
A Global View
The Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP) gives future educators the tools they need to teach with a global view and to make an impact in today’s classrooms, which are increasingly culturally diverse. Through social and educational experiences, MSU’s Global Educators are prepared to help young people think about themselves as citizens and stewards of the world around them.
Urban Educators Cohort Program
Teach for Justice
The Urban Educators Cohort Program helps students gain the knowledge and skills they will need to teach in communities where resources and services are most limited. Through focused courses and guided teaching experiences during students’ first two years at Michigan State University, UECP is the foundation for preparing educators uniquely qualified to teach in urban school districts – and to meet the needs of all learners.
Lead Through Sport
The Coaching Minor is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that will enable them to coach effectively and safely in school, community-youth, and adult sports programs. Enrollment in the minor is available to all undergraduates.
Health Promotion Minor
Help for a Healthy Future
The Health Promotion Minor is designed to assist students in gaining a deeper understanding of health issues and their impact on overall quality of life. The multidisciplinary course options will provide a basis for personal and professional growth, emphasize positive lifestyle choices and explore global health/wellness concerns.
Educational Studies Minor
Power of Learning
The Minor in Educational Studies, administered by the College of Education, is intended for students who are interested in the intersection of learning, education and society. It can be a valuable program addition for students pursuing careers in the social and behavioral sciences, law, social justice or youth services. This minor does not offer professional training for teaching or lead to a teaching certificate or license.
Teaching and Curriculum, M.A.
Advancing knowledge of practioners
Structured for beginning, experienced and international teachers alike, the Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum program at Michigan State University helps educators grow in their profession.
Athletic Training, M.S.
SKILLED IN ALL SETTINGS
The M.S. in Athletic Training helps students acquire skills in emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic rehabilitation and more. Students will be prepared to sit for the Board of Certification exam and can work in a variety of educational, sport and clinical settings.
Sport Coaching & Leadership, M.S.
BECOME A SPORT LEADER
The M.S. in Sport Coaching and Leadership gives students the knowledge and skills to become sport leaders at intercollegiate, interscholastic and community levels. The program has a unique focus on athlete development across the lifespan.
DEVELOP YOUR EXPERTISE
The M.S. in Kinesiology has seven distinct areas of content concentration to help students acquire knowledge and competence in the field. Flexible programming gives students opportunities to expand their study across MSU’s degree-granting colleges.
Applied Behavior Analysis, M.A.
Advancing knowledge of practioners
This program prepares students to become highly competent behavior analysts who develop educational and behavioral programming to children with autism, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Students will be eligible to take the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Educational Technology, M.A.
EXPLORE, CREATE, SHARE
The M.A. in Educational Technology prepares teachers, administrators and educational professionals for the thoughtful and creative use of technology. The program is offered as a summer cohort, overseas study or fully online.
Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, M.A.
SUPPORT ALL STUDENTS
The M.A. in Special Education Leadership: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is shaped by data-based decision making, evidence-based practices, formative assessment and more. Graduates will be prepared to address school, classroom and individual needs with action plans to serve all learners.
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.A.
DELIVER EFFECTIVE REHABILITATION
The M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling helps counselors gain specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to collaborate in a professional relationship with people who have disabilities. Students will develop expertise in counseling, case management, independent living and more.
Special Education, M.A.
ADVANCE QUALITY EDUCATION
The M.A. in Special Education is designed for K-12 teachers who plan to be involved in the education of students with disabilities. Students can become skilled in and earn teaching endorsements in Learning Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, M.A.
ADVANCING HIGHER EDUCATION
The M.A. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education is for those who are working in or wish to move into roles in higher and adult education, including administration, continuing professional development, or teaching. Gain skills in areas such as policy, curricular development, and more.
K-12 Educational Administration, M.A.
TRANSFORM INTO A LEADER
The M.A. in K-12 Educational Administration prepares aspiring educators for leadership positions in a variety of school settings. The program is committed to developing leadership for powerful and equitable teaching and learning.
Student Affairs Administration, M.A.
PROMOTE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The M.A. in Student Affairs Administration provides a broad perspective on higher education systems and a connection of theory to practice. Graduates are prepared to work in and cultivate educational environments that promote diversity and multiculturalism.
ENHANCE YOUR PRACTICE
The M.A. in Education is for classroom teachers, school administrators, coaches or adult educators who want to enhance their professional practice while building on their prior professional experience and engaging in a dynamic online community.
School Psychology, Ed.S.
LEAD IN SCHOOL SETTINGS
The School Psychology Ed.S. program, which includes practical and internship experiences, prepares graduates for evidence-based practice. Graduates are eligible for Michigan certification as a school psychologist and the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential.
FOCUS ON HEALTH & WELL-BEING
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology has concentrations on athletic training, exercise physiology, growth and motor development or the psychosocial aspects of physical activity and sport. Graduates are prepared to teach, conduct research and serve in leadership roles.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Ph.D.
Comprehensive curriculum, tailored training
Our mission with the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) doctoral program is to prepare students to be leading scholars and educators who deeply understand and work to improve education in its political, social and cultural contexts.
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, Ph.D.
DEVELOPING LEADING SCHOLARS
The Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Ph.D. program produces scholars and leaders in the study of human learning and development and/or in the development and study of diverse technologies supporting learning and teaching. Available in hybrid and on-campus formats.
Measurement and Quantitative Methods, Ph.D
DEVELOP METHODOLOGY EXPERTISE
The Measurement and Quantitative Methods Ph.D. program builds deep knowledge in educational research methodology, development of educational and psychological tests, and methodology of statistics as applied to educational research. Students can specialize in measurement or statistics.
Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Ph.D.
PREPARED FOR PRACTICE
The Rehabilitation Counselor Education Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students to inform professional practice, support researchers, and equip graduates to assume leadership positions. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
School Psychology, Ph.D.
BECOME A PRACTITIONER, SCHOLAR
The School Psychology Ph.D. program is focused on culturally-responsive assessment, intervention, and consultation practices. Graduates are eligible to become licensed psychologists, nationally certified school psychologists, and credentialed school psychologists in Michigan.
Special Education, Ph.D.
PREPARING ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS
In the Special Education Ph.D. program, students learn to conduct research that impacts policy, practice, and student success. Students develop a commitment to preparing teachers and in serving families, institutions, and communities concerned with children/youth with disabilities.
Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
BECOME A MICHIGAN LEADER
The Educational Leadership Ed.D. program seeks to build a network of senior leaders for Michigan schools, districts, organizations and education-related agencies. Develop knowledge and skills for professional practice and while collaborating to address critical educational challenges.
Education Policy, Ph.D.
BECOME A POLICY LEADER
Graduates from the Education Policy Ph.D. program conduct research on policy issues and provide service to policymakers and communities. Connect research to practice with focuses including economics and finance of education, educational politics, urban education and policy analysis.
Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Ph.D.
LEADING THE WAY
The Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Ph.D. program prepares graduates for leadership, faculty, policy, and research positions. Students examine changes in perspectives on postsecondary educational organizations, and the roles of
K-12 Educational Administration, Ph.D.
IMPROVE LEADERSHIP PRACTICE
The K-12 Educational Administration Ph.D. program is focused on intersections of leadership, school organizations, research and policy. The program emphasizes disciplined inquiry, conceptual analysis, connections between theory and practice and the development of research and scholarship.
Mathematics Education, Ph.D.
IMPROVE TEACHING & LEARNING
The Mathematics Education Ph.D. program, offered jointly with the College of Natural Science, helps individuals improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Graduates are prepared to develop analytical perspectives for research, engage in reflective teaching, and more.
Graduate Certificates and Specializations
Children's and Young Adult Literature Graduate Certificate
LEARN TO TEACH LITERATURE
The Children’s and Young Adult Literature graduate certificate provides teachers with strategies for teaching international pieces of literature. Program foci include multimodal texts, conversations surrounding literature and whether texts are written for children, adults or both.
Economics of Education Specialization
EXPAND YOUR EXPERTISE
The interdisciplinary specialization in Economics of Education provides doctoral students with advanced statistical training and understanding of applying these methods to educational topics, with particular emphasis on use of economic methods and theories.
Educational Psychology Graduate Certificate
EXPLORE LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT
The Educational Psychology graduate certificate provides educators and non-educators with perspectives on learning and development. Students will gain insight into the needs of developing learners by understanding psychological processes that underlie learning, among other topics.
Educational Technology Graduate Certificate
The Educational Technology graduate certificate prepares educators to help students become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers and problem solvers. Acquire knowledge and skills that transform thinking about how, why and when to integrate digital technologies to support student learning.
Elementary STEM Education Graduate Certificate
EXPLORE STEM TEACHING
The Elementary STEM Education graduate certificate will provide elementary teachers with knowledge about student learning and engagement and instructional practices in STEM disciplines. The primary program focus is understanding inquiry-oriented practices across STEM disciplines.
English Language Learner Education Graduate Certificate
UNDERSTAND LEARNING ENGLISH
The English Language Learner (ELL) Education graduate certificate is for doctoral students seeking to explore educating ELL students. Included: Influence of socio-historical, local and policy contexts; working with diverse levels of English proficiency and prior schooling experiences.
K-12 Computer Science Education Graduate Certificate
TEACH COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
The K-12 Computer Science Education graduate certificate prepares teachers to teach computational thinking at the elementary and secondary levels. Topics include using culturally relevant pedagogy to teach computational and algorithmic thinking, and development of creative thinking.
K-12 English as a Second Language Graduate Specialization
TEACH A NEW LANGUAGE
The K-12 English as a Second Language graduate specialization prepares educators to teach English as a Second Language. Learn to understand: present-day English grammar, phonology, lexicon and dialect; factors contributing to successful second language acquisition and more.
Language and Literacy Education Specialization
ASPIRE TO LEAD
The Language and Literacy Education specialization is designed for doctoral students who aspire to be scholars, curriculum developers and policy leaders in literacy. Foci include literacy theory, research and education, use and instruction, and more.
Literacy and Language Instruction Graduate Specialization
LEAD LESSONS IN LITERACY
The Literacy and Language Instruction graduate specialization is designed to develop strong expertise in literacy and language instruction. The specialization is available as an elective to master’s students, and can prepare teachers for reading or reading specialist endorsements.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Graduate Certificate
SUPPORTING STUDENT LEARNERS
The Multi-Tiered Systems of Support graduate certificate will prepare leaders to find and enact educational and behavioral systems supporting all students. Participants can take what they learn and directly apply it to work settings, providing support for schools and teachers.
Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate
TEACH ONLINE COURSES
The Online Teaching and Learning graduate certificate prepares individuals to design and teach online courses. Students learn to apply theories of learning and pedagogy, and become more knowledgeable of tools that support online instruction.
Qualitative Research Methods Graduate Certificate
UNDERSTANDING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
The graduate certificate in Qualitative Research Methods focuses on enhancing doctoral students’ preparation and expertise in conceiving, designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting qualitative research studies. The program also prepares students to teach introductory and advanced courses in qualitative research methods when assuming faculty positions.
Science Education Graduate Certificate
DEVELOP SCIENCE EXPERTISE
The Graduate Study in Science Education offers Ph.D. students and Masters students an opportunity to gain practical experience in science teaching and research. The science educators at the College of Education are committed to helping students build programs of study connected to multiple scientific fields. Our programs include biological science, environmental education, developing science curriculum materials, physics, and science for social justice. Faculty work closely with students to tailor the program to their interests in order to develop the future science scholars and educators.
Sport Coaching and Leadership Graduate Certificate
IMPROVE SPORT KNOWLEDGE
The Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching and Leadership provides opportunities for students to develop expertise in learning and using scientific knowledge and best practices related to coaching and developing athletes and leading sports programs at the intercollegiate, interscholastic, and community sports levels. It facilitates interdisciplinary knowledge in various issues related to coaching across the lifespan. The certificate is available only online.
Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education Graduate Certificate
EXPAND YOUR EXPERTISE
The graduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education is designed to assist educators and practitioners from a variety of professional settings and disciplines who seek to enhance their understanding of teaching and learning issues for adult learners. Courses facilitate an overall understanding of learning in adulthood and what implications this knowledge holds for helping adults learn in postsecondary institutions, organizations, and in the broader society.
Urban Education Graduate Certificate
TRANSFORM SCHOOL COMMUNITIES
The graduate certificate in Urban Education is for master’s and doctoral students who aspire to understand and focus on issues relevant to urban school contexts, such as racial test score gaps; allocation of resources; contexts of social, cultural, and economic differences; urban disinvestment; and transforming how school leaders learn to better engage children and families in their school communities.