Dear Teacher Prep Interns:
The College of Education has been in contact with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) which certifies and licenses teachers in Michigan. The faculty and staff are working to ensure interns completing the teacher preparation program this semester will not have problems being certified to teach due to the closure of K-12 schools. MSU’s teacher preparation program standards are much higher than what is required for certification and MDE is being flexible about how to demonstrate meeting the outcomes.
For more information from MDE visit https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Apprentice_Internship_Guidance_684239_7.pdf.
If you have questions regarding MSU’s internship requirements you can contact Kristy Dumont, Director of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing, supporting and sustaining a high-quality, prepared and collaborative education workforce is a high priority of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). That’s why MDE is hosting three Educator Workforce Job Fairs across the state to connect job seekers and those hiring teachers, subs, bus drivers, custodians, paras, secretaries, admins, and any other education-related positions. Please consider attending one or more of the following events:
- May 10 – Lansing (campus of Lansing Community College West)
- June 12 – Marquette (campus of Northern Michigan University)
- Aug. 5 – Livonia (campus of Schoolcraft College)
Registration for each Job Fair is required. Please reserve your spot ASAP by visiting MDE’s Job Fair website and clicking on the specific event location. Each of the Job Fairs will be held from 1-5 p.m. and are free for all job-seeking candidates.
For more information regarding MDE’s Educator Workforce Job Fairs, please visit: http://bit.ly/MIeducatorJobFairs.
We know that not all of you are still looking for a job, but for those of you who are, face-to-face interactions with possible employers can be key to landing a job. Career Fairs can be a great way to make this connection.
Despite hosting a certification meeting for all interns each spring and providing as-clear-as-possible guidelines to follow, there are still some common mistakes interns make when turning in their teacher certification paperwork.