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$582,852 Amount raised
3,440 Gifts received

Fifth Year Teacher Preparation Student Support Fund

The Michigan State University College of Education is a national leader among institutions that prepare educators. The unique five-year Teacher Preparation Program is heralded as 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 in-depth on-the-job learning experience.

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

Donations ease the financial burden for students in this important final year that prepares them to become teachers—and to stand out in the profession.

Give to the College of Education and help 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 launch a career’s worth of giving back to future generations. 

115% Funded

$2,895 Raised

$2,500 Goal

Challenge Money Awarded

  • Goal Reached
    $1,000
  • Veronica O'Connor
    $250

Donor Honor Roll

  • James Billman
    $1,000.00
  • Lisa MacKenzie
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Melissa Lynch
    $50.00
  • Julie Bird
    $50.00
  • Sharon Senk
    $100.00
  • Ruth Illsley
    $500.00
  • Jennifer Kay
    $20.00
  • Tamara Dres
    $25.00
  • Christine Olde
    $25.00
  • Judith Adams
    $25.00
  • Patricia Naeole
    $75.00
  • Veronica O'Connor
    $100.00
  • David Kapolka
    $100.00
  • Robert Floden
    $250.00
  • Dale Berry
    $25.00
  • Rebecca Larson
    $100.00
  • Amy Peebles
    $50.00
  • Stephen Barthlow
    $100.00
  • Shere Salinas
    $5.00
  • Nicole Geary
    $25.00
  • Jennifer Brown
    $20.00
  • Heather Kellstrom
    $50.00
  • Alan Lally
    $50.00