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Teacher Certification Renewal and Progression Without Educator Evaluation in Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Michigan certified teacher can recertify regardless of whether the teacher received an evaluation during the 2019-20 school year. Both the Standard Teaching Certificates and the Professional Teaching Certificates are renewable without evaluation ratings. This guidance supports the progression requirements and is important for individual teachers selecting to move to the next levels of Michigan certification, the Professional Teaching Certificate and Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate.

If your district did not submit an end-of-year evaluation for you, you will see “No Eval Emergency Order” reflected in your Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) evaluation tab. All educators who did not receive a rating for the 2019-20 school year were emailed this communication directly in July 2020.  

This communication will only be relevant when preparing to progress your certificate.

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    • You must have received highly effective ratings for three out of the five most recent end-of-school-year annual evaluations, one of which may be a 2019-20 evaluation label of “No Eval Emergency Order.” 
    • To renew, you must meet the requirements for the Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate renewal.