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Michigan State University
$788,725 Amount raised
4,167 Gifts received

Fifth Year Teacher Preparation Student Support Fund

The Michigan State University College of Education is a national leader among universities that prepare educators. The unique five-year Teacher Preparation Program is considered a model of excellence, culminating in a full academic-year internship in a K-12 school. Leaders say Spartan educators are highly successful in their first jobs after this challenging and extensive classroom training experience.

But when future teachers make a commitment to top standards by attending MSU, they also make a tremendous personal investment of time and money that goes beyond completing their undergraduate degree. They recognize the need to improve education for all learners and many receive internship placements in under-resourced urban communities, such as Detroit and Chicago.

This year, more than 50 MSU teaching interns are receiving scholarships thanks to gifts, including donations made during Give Green Day. But the majority of students in this important final year don’t receive financial help.

Give to the College of Education and help more future teachers launch their classroom careers.

The Fifth Year Teacher Preparation Student Support Fund helps defray the costs of graduate-level tuition and other expenses students incur during their internship. The demands of the program make it nearly impossible for teaching interns to take on part-time jobs. Many of them struggle to pay for rent required to live close to their placement schools, or transportation to get to and from their class sessions. This is especially difficult for those who complete the fifth year away from home.

Every dollar makes it easier for future Spartan educators to make the most of their last year—and embark on careers spent giving back to future generations.

101% Funded

$3,035 Raised

$3,000 Goal

Challenge Money Awarded

  • Goal Reached
    $1,000.00

Donor Honor Roll

$ 1:1 match by Give Green Day sponsor $$ 2:1 match by Give Green Day sponsor

  • Lynn Paine
    $100.00
  • Lazarius Miller
    $45.00
  • Mark Forrest
    $100.00
  • Janet Prybys
    $100.00
  • Julie Brundirks
    $25.00
  • Sarah Smogor
    $100.00
  • Christine Olde
    $25.00
  • Jason Brubaker
    $15.00
  • Anonymous
    $5.00
  • Megan Dodd
    $50.00
  • JAMES HUNT
    $20.00
  • tam vo
    $75.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Jennifer Geiger
    $50.00
  • Mary Ingle
    $100.00
  • Sandra Millman
    $250.00
  • Andrea Ray Alessio
    $30.00
  • Ronda Edwards-Barth
    $250.00
  • Nicole Geary
    $25.00
  • Ann Couturier
    $250.00
  • Cathy Schu
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $5.00
  • Justin Bricarell
    $25.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Lucinda Pratt
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Veronica O'Connor
    $100.00
  • Michelle Perkowski
    $10.00
  • Amy Peebles
    $100.00
  • Neil Currie
    $100.00
  • Jayavel Arumugam
    $10.00
  • Jennifer Brown
    $25.00
  • Edward Roeber
    $500.00
  • LeRoy Harvey
    $25.00
  • Donna Hauncher
    $25.00
  • Anita Bedinghaus
    $50.00
  • Timothy Day
    $50.00
  • Margaret Crocco
    $150.00
  • Benedict Pineda
    $20.00