The College of Education Advising Center serves students seeking undergraduate teaching certification for Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Grades and Special Education. The advisors also work with students pursuing non-certification degrees in Child Development and Community Support Services.
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE)
As a student apart of this teacher certification program, you will be prepared to work with young children birth through kindergarten upon your graduation. You can earn this certification at either the undergraduate level or at the graduate level through the Master of Arts in teaching program.
The Elementary (P-5) Education program is an undergraduate major that will prepare you to work in elementary schools.
Special Education (P-12)
As a graduate of MSU’s Special Education (P-12) program you will work with either students with mild disabilities (Learning and Behavior Disorders) or more severe learning difficulties (Moderate and Severe Disabilities). At the undergraduate level all special education majors are also certified in either elementary education or middle school education. At the graduate level, you can earn either special education certifications through the Master of Arts in Teaching.
This program runs in parallel with the IECE program and will prepare you to work in and manage private childcare programs.
Community Support Services
As a graduate in the program you will be prepared to work in community services for people with disabilities such as employment programs, group homes or other residential programs, or support services through Comprehensive Care Centers. This program also offers a minor that is appropriate for students who major in psychology, social work, or other human service programs that could lead them to careers working with people with disabilities.
Child Development Associate
This training program for childcare workers offers 9 hours of approved course work leading to the credential needed to work in licensed childcare settings facilities. The Educational Unit on Child Care Services manages this program.