Michigan State University will change its teacher preparation program from five to four years.
Bridge Michigan says this change will change education majors a total of $16,700 in tuition costs and will award them a credential more quickly.
This is one of several efforts to help produce more teachers in Michigan, especially in areas including math, special education and world languages. State and education officials are also providing alternative routes to certification, student teaching stipends, scholarships and more, Bridge Michigan says.
The program change will take effect with students enrolling next fall.