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Department of Teacher Education

Teacher Education Programs

Elementary Education - Teacher Preparation

The Elementary Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University is a five-year program with an emphasis on preparing professional elementary teachers. We have been ranked No. 1 in the nation for elementary (and secondary) education for 25 consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report). The No. 1 ranking reflects our commitment to developing and mentoring excellent teaching practices. It also reflects our outstanding reputation with superintendents, principals, teachers and educators not only in Michigan, but around the globe. The reason for this reputation is simple: MSU's College of Education develops teacher leaders.

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Secondary Education - Teacher Preparation

The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University is a five-year program with an emphasis on preparing knowledgeable, skillful and professional secondary teachers. We have been ranked No. 1 in the nation for secondary (and elementary) education for 25 consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report). The No. 1 ranking reflects our commitment to developing and mentoring excellent teaching practices. It also reflects our outstanding reputation with superintendents, principals, teachers and educators not only in Michigan, but around the globe. The reason for this reputation is simple: MSU's College of Education develops teacher leaders.

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Special Education - Teacher Preparation

The Special Education Teacher Preparation Program combines regular elementary teaching certification and K-12 endorsement in the special education area of learning disabilities. Both certification and endorsement are awarded only after completion of a fifth-year internship experience.

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Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum

The College of Education’s online MATC Program is committed to student engagement and support, the use of innovative technology, outstanding faculty and a strong peer reputation.

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Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education

Our mission with the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) doctoral program is to prepare students to be leading scholars and educators who deeply understand and work to improve education in its political, social and cultural contexts. We combine internationally renowned faculty, an interdisciplinary approach, exposure to multiple ideas and flexibility in study through a variety of focal areas to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience tailored to your professional career objectives.

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