Admission to the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program

Please read all instructions carefully and complete all questions on the online application form.

Application Details:

Application Review Period: We are currently accepting applications for both Chinese and Spanish in each Pathway of the World Language Teacher Certification Program. Application reviews will start on January 15th.  We encourage all applicants to complete their application by that date to ensure their application is reviewed before spots are filled. 

Additional Applicant Information:

  • Students who have been admitted into the World Language Teacher Certification Program are required to arrive by August 1st.
    • We encourage Students to arrive in mid-July (visas permitting) giving them more time to:
      • Be prepared for the start of the Fall Semester
      • Complete requirements prior to internship start date. 
    • Students begin their year-one internship on August 15th. 
  • Please see the information below for application process instructions
  • Admission offers will be communicated to applicants by email.
  • Questions should be directed to 517.884.6061 or cltcp@msu.edu.

Each World Language Teacher Certification pathway may require different application materials.  Please carefully review the Admission Application Packet for the Pathway to which you aim to apply.  For information on course content and eligibility requirements of each of these four pathways, please see our main webpage

Residency Pathway Admission Application Packet

Applicants are required to submit:

Certification-only Pathway Admission Application Packet

Applicants are required to submit:

Elementary Education Residency Pathway Admission Application Packet

Applicants are required to submit:

Special Education Residency Pathway Admission Application Packet

Applicants are required to submit: