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About Teacher Certification

• Decision Tree Tool for Professional Certification Renewals PDF icon

• Facts On Educator Certification In Michigan PDF icon Updated 07/16/2014. This document provides a comprehensive summary of all certificate types and requirements. Instructions are included for the application process. In-state and out-of-state candidates should review this document prior to submitting an application.

• Educator Certification verification Search to verify status of Michigan Teacher Certificate and/or valid permits (expired permits do not appear in search results).

• Submitting Certification ApplicationsEducators apply for, and renew, certification online. For more detailed information on MOECS and to access the system, please visit http://www.michigan.gov/moecs.

• Educator Certification System (MOECS) Frequently Asked Questions

• Professional Educator Certification and Services Unit Contacts


Current Update

• District Provided Professional Development Documentation Required for the Renewal of the Professional and Occupational Certificates PDF icon

• Guidance for District Provided Professional Development Used for Professional and Occupational Certificate Renewal PDF icon

• Educator Certification Administrative Rules


Features Programs & Services

• Secure Central Registry (SCR) Log-in at www.Getmipd.com

• NCLB & Highly Qualified Information

• State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)/ Secure Central Registry (SCR)

• World Language Teacher Opportunities Teaching in Taiwan Program; Chinese Language Teacher Exchange

• National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and National Board Certification

• Professional Development Courses, Tools and Resources Online at Michigan LearnPort


Resources

• Principal Effectiveness Ratings

• Principal Evaluation Factors

• Appropriate Assignments for Elementary Certified Teachers PDF icon

• Michigan Online Resources for Educators - MeL.org MORE is a project of the Library of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and Wayne State University.

• Facts On Educator Certification In Michigan PDF icon Updated 07/16/2014. This document provides a comprehensive summary of all certificate types and requirements. Instructions are included for the application process. In-state and out-of-state candidates should review this document prior to submitting an application.

• Classes That Can be Taught - NCLB DOC icon Updated 03/25/2014.

• CIP Program Endorsements for CTE Instruction PDF icon Updated 04/15/2014.

• CTE Teacher Certification FAQs PDF icon Updated 09/10/2013.

• Annual Occupational Authorization Process for State Approved CTE Programs PDF icon

• Endorsement Standards

• Certification Requirements for 50 States

• First Aid and CPR Requirements for the Initial Certification of Michigan Teachers

• Facts about Teacher Permits DOC icon All permits, including substitute permits, are applied for by school districts, or their agents. Individuals CAN NOT apply for any type of permits on their own behalf.
Updated 01/03/2014.


Specialty Programs

• Approved Reading Diagnostic Courses PDF icon MDE approved courses listed by EPI which fulfill the PA32 requirement. Updated 02/11/2014.

• Reading Diagnostic Course Completed Out-of-State Only Verification Form PDF icon Caution is advised to applicants seeking to fulfill this requirement through out-of-state institutions as many courses do not meet the requirements under Michigan law, or the out-of-state institution may not be able to complete the verification form assuring compliance. Updated 03/31/2014.

• Approved Teacher Preparation Institutions and Specialty Programs Searchable database of Michigan college and university certification endorsement programs.

• Approved Career and Technical Education Programs PDF icon EPI approved CTE programs including CIP Codes.

• Approved Providers of Courses for First Aid and CPR PDF icon

• Approved Principal Preparation Programs DOC icon

• Regionally accredited colleges and universities are recognized by one of these agenciesMiddle States Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Search for Institutions at National Center for Education Statistics

Satisfactory college semester credit hours are those earning a grade of C or better, or the equivalent.


Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

• Frequently Asked Questions for MTTC Testing Be Sure to Review this Essential Information Before Registry

• Preparing For MTTC Tests

• Registering For MTTC

• MTTC Test Dates and MTTC Testing WebsiteVisit the testing website at www.mttc.nesinc.com.

• Teacher Candidate Test Legislation

• Testing PoliciesIf you have questions regarding Teacher Candidate Testing POLICIES,
contact: Dr. Steven Stegink by email SteginkS@michigan.gov.




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