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Educator Recruitment a Major Highlight in State School Aid Budget

Future pme logoThe governor and the legislature worked together on a budget that supports the state's Top 10 Strategic Education Plan goals, specifically, an unprecedented $555 million to support Future Proud Michigan Educator (Future PME) programs in fiscal year 2023. 

Learn more about scholarships and grants, including eligibility and timelines.


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2022 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.
Welcome Home Proud Michigan Educator

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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