SETS-UP - Teacher Education - College of Education

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Michigan State University is at the forefront of preparing educators to become science teachers in the Nation's highest-need schools.

The MSU SETS-UP Teacher Fellows Program provides promising recent college graduates and career-changers that have academic preparation or experience in science with the opportunity to receive certification in secondary science teaching, as well as a master’s degree. Fellows receive in-state tuition and a $10,000 salary supplement for each of the first four years of their science teaching career.

SETS-UP Fellows put their science knowledge to work for the students who need it most. Progam features include:

  • Fellowship covers in-state tuition (additional funds for out of state applicants may be available)
  • A $10,000 annual salary supplement for each of the first four years of teaching
  • Admission to a combined teacher preparation program, certification, and master’s degree program in education
  • Clinical preparation in high-need secondary school
  • Support and mentoring throughout the four-year teaching commitment
  • Lifelong membership in a national network of SETS-UP Fellows and Scholars, who are leaders in education fields.


Applications are being accepted through March 2018 for the next SETS-UP cohort, which will begin May 2018.


Visit the How To Apply page for more details.


Spring 2018

Application review and selection.


May 2018
Fellows Orientation and Summer courses begin.

Gail Richmond
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Gail Richmond is a professor of teacher education. Her research focuses on three areas. The first involves the question of scientific reasoning, and the impact of such reasoning ability on science achievement and career choices, such as research or science teaching.

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