For general certification questions and support on the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS), please e-mail our support desk at MOECSSUPPORT@MICHIGAN.GOV or call our support desk at: 517-373-3310. Support desk assistance is available Monday - Thursday from 7:30am to 9:30am and 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Please also visit www.michigan.gov/moecs.
Contact: Ms. Leah Breen, Director
Contact: Ms. Krista Ried, Manager of Professional Educator Certification and Services Unit (PECS)
Contact: Mr. Alex Clark
Out of state evaluations
Contact: Ms. Beatrice Harrison
Out of state evaluations and School Guidance Counselor License/Endorsement
Contact: Mr. Jim Sory
Out of state evaluations
Contact: Ms. Debbie LaManna
Contact: Ms. Linda Campbell
Occupational /Temporary Occupational Authorization, School Nurse Certificate
Contact: Ms. Faye Shepler
Contact: Ms. Terri Assaf
Permits; Full Year and Substitute
Contact: Mr. Phil Chase, Manager of Professional Accountability Unit (PAU)
Contact: Ms. Claudia Nicol
State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs, formerly known as SB-CEUs)
Contact: Dr. Steven Stegink
Michigan Test for Teacher Certification; a mandated testing program requiring candidates for teacher certification to pass the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) (reading, writing, and mathematics) and in each subject-area for which candidates seek an endorsement to teach.
Contact: Mrs. Stephanie Whiteside
Revocations/Suspensions of Certification, Criminal Convictions, and Fingerprinting for K-12 Employment
Contact: Ms. Dana Utterback
MTTC data questions
Contact: Dr. Sarah-Kate LaVan, Manager of Professional Preparation and Learning Unit (PPL)
For All Experimental Programs, and coordinates the review of applications from institutions that wish to offer teacher preparation programs in Michigan.
Contact: Ms. Donna Hamilton
New Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program and Standards Oversees the development of state standards and guidelines for the induction and mentoring of new teachers in response to Section 1526 of the Revised School Code.
Professional Development Oversees the development of state standards and guidelines for the professional development of all teachers in response to Section 1527 of the Revised School Code and Part 388.1701, Section 101 (11) of the State School Act (2000).
Improving Teacher Quality Competitive Grant Program Oversees the application process, disbursement of funds, and program development.
Contact: Dr. Sean Kottke
For Specialty Programs: Elementary Education; Language Arts; Bilingual Education; English as a Second Language; World Languages; Fine Arts, and Visual Arts Education; Music Education; Library Media; School Psychology; School Counselor
Contact: Ms. Edwardeen Jones
Troops to Teachers
Military and Peace Corps Extensions on Certificates