Notebook Computer Requirement

All students in the College of Education are expected to have a notebook computer for use at MSU. This requirement applies to all teacher preparation students (Elementary Education, Special Education, Child Development and secondary education students) as well as all Kinesiology and Athletic Training majors.

All modern laptops should already have wireless support built in. The College of Education does not recommend iPads, Chromebooks, Android Tablets, or Windows RT devices.

Mac Laptop Minimum Requirements

  • 2019 or newer Mac Laptop, with Intel Core i5 processor, M1 processor, or better
  • OS X 11 (Big Sur) or higher
  • Microsoft Office for Mac (License available through your Spartan 365 dashboard)
  • Minimum 8GB memory, 16GB recommended
  • 256 GB SSD Storage, 512 GB SSD recommended

Windows Laptop Minimum Requirements

  • 2019 Windows Laptop, with Intel Core i5 processor or better
  • Windows 10 or higher
  • Microsoft Office (License available through your Spartan 365 dashboard)
  • Minimum 8GB memory, 16GB recommended
  • 256 GB SSD Storage, 512 GB SSD recommended

LAST UPDATED: 11/2021