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Urban Educators Cohort Program

Who is my academic advisor if I am in UECP/GECP?

September 16, 2016

The primary academic advisor for GECP and UECP is Michael Haslett (, although each Teacher Preparation advisor can help you with questions about our cohorts.  To schedule an appointment, please visit

Are there any scholarships available for UECP/GECP students?

September 16, 2016

The College of Education awards scholarship funds to an incoming freshman who has been admitted to Michigan State University and intends to pursue teacher certification in elementary, secondary or special education through participation in UECP or GECP.  To be considered for this scholarship, students must be able to document financial need. Preference is given to… Read More »

Are there any special requirements for cohort students regarding placement for classroom experiences?

September 16, 2016

UECP students are required to intern in an urban school district in Michigan or Chicago.  Urban classroom experiences are incorporated throughout the teacher preparation program.  GECP students engage in specialized field placements that provide culturally rich learning experiences. All GECP students are required to have at least one Global Experience, which can include participation in… Read More »

What is a College of Education cohort program?

September 16, 2016

There are two cohort opportunities available to incoming freshmen who are interested in teaching as a career.  The Urban Educators Cohort Program (UECP) is especially committed to preparing teachers who can address the needs of children and youth living in underserved and under-resourced communities.  The Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP) is a specialized teacher preparation… Read More »