About Teacher Certification
- Professional Educator Certification and Services Unit Contacts
- Facts On Educator Certification In Michigan 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. Updated 07/16/2014.
- Facts about Teacher Permits All permits, including substitute permits, are applied for by school districts, or their agents. Individuals CAN NOT apply for permits.
- Educator Certification System (MOECS) Frequently Asked Questions
- Decision Tree Tool for Professional Certification Renewals
- Educator Certification verificationSearch to verify status of Michigan Teacher Certificate and/or valid permits (expired permits do not appear in search results).
- District Provided Professional Development Documentation Required for the Renewal of the Professional and Occupational Certificates
- Guidance for District Provided Professional Development Used for Professional and Occupational Certificate Renewal
- Educator Certification Administrative Rules
- Secure Central Registry (SCR) Log-in at www.Getmipd.com
- State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)/ Secure Central Registry (SCR)
- Teaching in Taiwan Program and Chinese Language Teacher Exchange
- NCLB & Highly Qualified Information
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and National Board Certification
- Appropriate Assignments for Elementary Certified Teachers
- Classes That Can be Taught - NCLB Updated 03/25/2014.
- CIP Program Endorsements for CTE Instruction Updated 04/15/2014.
- CTE Teacher Certification FAQs Updated 09/10/2013.
- Annual Occupational Authorization Process for State Approved CTE Programs
- First Aid and CPR Requirements for the Initial Certification of Michigan Teachers
- Certification Requirements for 50 States
- Michigan Online Resources for Educators (MORE) - MeL.org
- Approved Reading Diagnostic Courses 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 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 Educator Preparation Institutions and Specialty ProgramsSearchable database of Michigan college and university certification endorsement programs.
- Approved Career and Technical Education Programs EPI approved CTE programs including CIP Codes.
- Approved Providers of Courses for First Aid and CPR
- Approved Central Office Administrator Preparation Programs
- Approved Principal Preparation Programs
- Clarification of Administrator Certification for Assistant Superintendents
- Middle 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.