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Office of Student Teaching and Professional Development records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.132

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, conference agendas, staff meeting notes, different editions of the handbook, “Handbooks for Student Teachers,” position papers from 1964 to 1974 from the Office of Student Teaching and Professional Development. Also included are unpublished annual reports from 1962 to 1969.


  • Creation: 1962 - 1974

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Department of Education was created at the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in August 1924. In 1945, it became the Division of Education. From 1953 to 1954, it was known as the School of Education. On July 1, 1954, the Department of Teacher Education was one of the five new administrative branches introduced to the School. Its purpose was for planning and coordinating students’ programs and directing student teaching and other laboratory experiences for prospective teachers. In 1956, the Division of Education became known as the College of Education. The Student Teaching Office began within the College of Education, circa 1962. W. Henry Kennedy became the Director of Student Teaching in 1964 until his retirement in 1988. In 1976, the Student Teaching Office became the Student Teaching and Professional Development Office. In September 1981, the Department of Elementary and Special Education and the School of Teacher Education including the Division of Teacher Education and Professional Development became the Department of Teacher Education.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Office of Student Teaching and Professional Development Records
3 Ready For Cataloging
E. Busch
January 2013
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US