The College of Education has been in contact with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) which certifies and licenses teachers in Michigan. The faculty and staff are working to ensure interns completing the teacher preparation program this semester will not have problems being certified to teach due to the closure of K-12 schools. MSU’s teacher preparation program standards are much higher than what is required for certification and MDE is being flexible about how to demonstrate meeting the outcomes.
For more information from MDE visit https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Apprentice_Internship_Guidance_684239_7.pdf.
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