Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program team about program content, applying to the program, scholarships and fellowships, or other questions you have. For general inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-884-6061. You can also visit us at our office in Erickson Hall, Room 253. If you wish to reach a specific person, please see below.
Dr. Lynn Paine
Associate Dean, International Studies in Education, and Professor, Teacher Education
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Dr. Nancy Romig
Associate Director, Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program
Dr. Nancy Romig is the Associate Director for the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program at Michigan State University (CLTCP). She is responsible for supporting students working towards Chinese teacher certification, coordinating internships and program events, teaching, and other program activities. Dr. Romig earned a Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University. Her research interests include Chinese language teaching and learning, best practices in language teaching, immersion education, and integration of technology in language learning. She has also successfully written federal grants. Prior to MSU, Dr. Romig was an elementary teacher, immersion specialist, and principal in an urban school district.
Dr. Romig earned both her M.A. degree in Educational Psychology and B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and is a certified Michigan elementary teacher (K-5 all subjects; 6-8 English Language Arts; and 6-8 Mathematics). She has also studied Chinese at Michigan State University and has a novice high proficiency level in speaking and listening.
Program Coordinator, Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program
Gina McGarey is the Program Coordinator for the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program at Michigan State University (CLTCP). She is responsible for working with, training, teaching, and supporting Chinese language intern teachers in the CLTCP. Gina has been working in this area for MSU since 2008 and has helped to foster an environment for our candidates that is supportive, builds individual character, and helps each person to acclimate and excel as a Chinese Teacher in a United States classroom.
Gina earned her B.A degree in East Asian Language and Culture focusing on Chinese language with a specialization in Global and Area Studies that focused on Asian Studies from Michigan State University. She earned her M.A. degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Michigan State University.
Yu-Chen Kate Chen
Projects Coordinator, Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program
Yu-Chen Kate Chen is the fiscal officer and event coordinator for the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program at Michigan State University. She holds a master’s degree in advertising from Michigan State University and started her career at MSU in the College of Education in 2011. Her responsibilities include account management, overseeing budget planning and projection, as well as logistics and planning for conferences and outreach events. Kate also assists in travel reimbursement and summer field experiences.
Program Secretary, Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program
Elana Nanney is the Program Secretary for the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program at Michigan State University. She is a support for students in their transition to MSU and throughout their time with the CLTCP. She handles admissions, enrollment, recruitment, international student work authorization, contracts, invoices, and other documentation and projects for the program. She also assists with preparation for and hosting of events as well as summer field experiences for first year students.
Elana earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Chinese at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She previously taught English while a missionary in Taiwan and, later, studied Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University’s Mandarin Training Center.