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Educator Recruitment a Major Highlight in State School Aid Budget

 The governor and the legislature worked together on a budget that supports the state's Top 10 Strategic Education Plan goals. Specifically, the budget includes an unprecedented $555 million to support the educator workforce in fiscal year 2023, including:

  • Future pme logo$175 million for Future Proud Michigan Educator Staff programs to support school employees who desire to earn educator certification and Future Proud Michigan Educator EXPLORE programs to provide students in grades 6 to 12 the opportunity to experience careers in education. 
  • $355 million for Future Educator Fellowships and student teacher stipends. These funds will be disbursed by the Department of Treasury and information is available on the New Programs for Future Educators webpage.     
  • $15 million for Future Proud Michigan Educator Veterans. This program provides a method for districts to offer a paid mentorship and salary for military veterans seeking educator certification.
  • $10 million for Future Proud Michigan Educator CTE. This program provides funding for intermediate school districts to recruit and hire Career and Technical Education educators.

 

For more information, see the Michigan Department of Education press release on the FY 2023 budget and read the full details of the budget.

The Michigan Department of Education is working diligently to make these unprecedented funds available as soon after the October 1 start of the fiscal year as possible. Application information will be posted to the Future Proud Michigan Educator page as soon as it is available.

Spotlight

2022 Education Workforce Job Fairs

The 2022 education workforce job fairs connect job seekers and those hiring teachers, substitute teachers, bus drivers, custodians, paraprofessionals, secretaries, administrators, and other education-related positions.

 

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2021 Educator Workforce Data Report

This report is intended to provide a snapshot of some of the most requested data about the educator workforce in Michigan.

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Become a Michigan Teacher

Ignite a passion for life long learning and directly influence children's lives. Michigan children need access to diverse educators who seek to inspire the next generation of students.

 

MOECS

The Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) provides secure access for submitting certificate, endorsement, and renewal applications.

Proud Michigan Educator Initiatives

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Proud Michigan Educator

#proudMIeducator is a Michigan Department of Education initiative that aims to acknowledge, elevate, and celebrate the work of great educators in the State of Michigan.
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Future Proud Michigan Educator

As a continuation of Michigan's efforts to grow and diversify the educator workforce and reduce educator shortages, the Future Proud Michigan Educator campaign provides resources that facilitate recruitment into the profession for an existing pool of candidates to address short-term school vacancies and long-term staffing needs in the state of Michigan.
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Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educator

The Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educators campaign encourages educators who are formerly certified or certified but not teaching to seek full-time employment by partnering with a school district. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has created a process to reduce or eliminate barriers to recertification and to facilitate re-entry into the profession.
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Welcome Home Proud Michigan Educator

Have you taken a break from the teaching profession and are ready to return? Have you moved away and looking for that perfect opportunity to return to your roots? We are excited to welcome home proud Michigan educators!

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