Internship Year ≠ Master’s Degree

During your internship year, you will gain graduate-level course credit. By the time you finish the teacher preparation program, you will have completed 12 graduate credits!

Although you are receiving graduate credits during your internship, you are NOT enrolled in a master’s degree program. Instead, a certain number of these credits can be applied to various master’s programs in Education at MSU. How many credits? Depends on the program – check them out here.

It is also not appropriate to list that your 12 credits are in a particular graduate program. Since you’re not currently in a program, you cannot communicate that they are from a particular program (i.e., teaching and curriculum).

An example of how to put your education on your resume:

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Teacher Certification                                              May 20XX
– Completed 12 graduate-level credits
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education             May 20XX
– Teaching Major: Integrated Science
– Teaching Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

It is important to remember that you are indicating the undergraduate degree that you’ve received AND that you are completing (or have completed) the teacher certification program at MSU. These should be listed as two separate items under education.

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