Become a Spartan

Applying from High School

We are glad you are interested in coming to Michigan State University and becoming a teacher. You will first need to apply to and be admitted to MSU. Make sure you indicate your intention to complete a teacher certificate in elementary, secondary or special education in the application.

Cohort Programs

Incoming freshmen may be admitted to one of our cohort programs, which provide specialized learning experiences your first two years: the Urban Educators Cohort Program and Global Educators Cohort program. To apply for a cohort, submit a supplemental application when you gain acceptance to MSU.

Learn more about the Global Educators Cohort Program.
Learn more about the Urban Educators Cohort Program.

Official application to the Teacher Preparation Program occurs during fall of your second year at MSU. Please review the eligibility requirements in advance so you can ensure you meet the academic standards and test scores required for admission.