Reading Instruction Requirements for Teaching Certificates

Implementation of Public Acts 118 (2006) and 32 (2007)

Effective July 1, 2009, satisfactory completion of a 3-credit course of study with appropriate field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differentiated instruction is required for teachers before they can be recommended for a professional teaching certificate.

  • Approved Reading Diagnostic Courses
    MDE approved courses listed by EPI which fulfill the PA 32 requirement.
  • 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.
  • Application to offer Required Advanced Reading Course of Study
    EPIs seeking to offer Advanced Reading Course of Study must complete an application and receive MDE approval. For questions related to the application or application process, contact: Dr. Catherine Wigent by email
  • Michigan 2007 PA 32
    Public Act 32 of 2007 is also cited as MCL 380.1531 (Section 1531 of The Revised School Code Act 451 of 1976).
  • Updated 03/31/2014.