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The Office of Professional Preparation Services (OPPS) is responsible for ensuring qualified educators by implementing requirements for their initial preparation and certification, and certificate renewal based on appropriate professional development to enhance instruction and achievement for all students.
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- Fall 2014 Certification Update Meeting
- Appropriate Use of DPPD Hours for Teacher Certification
- Policy Brief Regarding the Professional Readiness Examination Alternative Pass Measures on the Professional Readiness Exam brief includes methodology, analysis and policy recommendations.
- Clarification on Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Vendors/contractors and management companies who place contract personnel such as substitute teachers, bus drivers, food service, janitorial, etc., are not eligible to receive the CHRI effective January 1, 2014.
- Use of Non-Certificated Teachers
- District Provided Professional Development Documentation Required for the Renewal of the Professional and Occupational Certificates
- Educator Certification Administrative Rules
- NCLB & Highly Qualified Information
- Alternate Route to Interim Teacher Certification Information
- Educator Certification verification Search to verify status of Michigan Teacher Certificate and/or valid permits (expired permits do not appear in search results).