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Teacher Education Academy

This is your invitation to participate in a highly selective pre-college program for rising 11th and 12th graders from our partnering urban school districts. The MSU College of Education Teacher Education Academy is a residential program on the campus of Michigan State University. The program is intended to increase college preparation and readiness, as well as nurture an interest in careers in education; particularly urban education.

Train with the best. MSU has been ranked #1 in the nation for elementary and secondary education for over 27 years!

About the Teacher Education Academy

Program Dates: July 24-August 5, 2022

This program includes:

  • Experience living on the campus of Michigan State University.
  • Prepare for college with classes including SAT Prep, College Writing & Examining Urban Education.
  • Increase your understanding of a career in education.
  • Learn about applying for college scholarships and financial aid.
  • Receive a paid educational experience.

Criteria for Application

  • Current 10th or 11th grade student in partnering urban school districts (Benton Harbor, Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw)
  • Demonstration of academic potential
  • Online recommendation from school representative

Application Requirements

To complete this application, you will need:

  • Your SAT or PreSAT Score (if available)
  • An updated copy of your high school transcript
  • A student email address
  • A parent email address (must be DIFFERENT from student email)
  • The name and email address of the School Representative who will complete your recommendation form
  • 300 word essay response to this question:
    Why do you want to become a teacher? What excites you most about the possibility of being a teacher? What challenges do you think teachers face?


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Alyssa Stepter
Michigan State University
620 Farm Lane, Room 517A Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
P: (517) 353-5067