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K-12 Professional Certification

The College of Education offers guidance and preparation leading to professional certification for teachers (elementary and secondary levels), administrators and school psychologists. MSU also offers preparation for occupational certification in Vocational Agriscience and Natural Resources. A recommendation from MSU for any type of certificate or endorsement requires that the applicant submit an application to the MSU Certification Office and to MOECS.

Learn more about Teacher Certification through the College of Education at MSU or see Contact Information below.

Students finishing their fifth-year internship as part of the MSU teacher preparation program must complete a few more steps to become certified.
Individuals who have bachelor's degrees and want to pursue teacher certification choose from several program options at MSU, depending on their previous education and goals.
Every year, the MSU Certification Office helps hundreds of certified teachers maintain their certification or add endorsements that enable them to teach additional student populations, grade levels and/or subject areas. Educators may also become certified as school administrators.
Individuals who meet requirements and earn an advanced degree in School Psychology at MSU can apply to become certified as a School Psychologist.
MSU’s teacher preparation program has partnered with MSU’s Confucius Institute to offer a unique program that prepares native speakers of Chinese to teach Chinese language and culture in American schools.
MSU offers a post-baccalaureate fellowship program leading to teacher certification for individuals who have backgrounds in mathematics and science and are serious about teaching in high-need schools.






Certification Office / Student Affairs Office
620 Farm Lane, 134 Erickson Hall
College of Education
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034

Phone: (517) 353-9680
Fax: (517) 432-2718