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Quick Reference Guide: Courses That Can Be Taught

Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 380.1531 and the Teacher Certification Code typically require teachers hold the endorsement for the subject(s) in which they are assigned to teach.  This resource will serve as a guide for assigning staff to common or typical course titles offered in Michigan middle and high schools (6-12 departmentalized). It is understood that this is not an exhaustive list of all possible courses. Companion guides for placement are also available for Assignments for “All Subjects” Endorsed Teachers and Appropriate Placement of Educators.  These guides are subject to change and update with new state endorsements, new course titles named by K-12 schools and districts, and Michigan curriculum expectations. For a comprehensive list of nationally recognized course titles with a crosswalk to Michigan endorsement areas, please see the Center for Educational Performance and Information’s (CEPI) Registry of Educational Personnel Crosswalk. Districts must consider the following elements when using this document to make the best decisions for the assignment of teachers:

  • Curriculum and content
  • Credit being awarded to PK-12 students
  • Context and funding
  • Certification, endorsement, and preparation of staff
  • Coding and reporting

Note:  The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) maintains a list of endorsement areas that are currently displayed on Michigan Certificates.

These considerations apply to elective as well as non-elective courses.  Questions regarding endorsements and course titles appearing in this guide should be directed to the Office of Educator Excellence at 517-241-5000 or via email.  Questions on the coding and reporting of the course should be directed to the CEPI at 517-335-0505 ex. 3. 

 

Courses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each Endorsement

Endorsement

Code

Courses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each Endorsement

Notes

Communication Arts

AX

  • Speech
  • Debate
  • News/broadcasting
  • Communications
  • Public speaking
  • Forensics
  • Oral interpretation
  • Media*
  • Journalism*
  • Yearbook*
  • School newspaper*

The AX endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year. The AX endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates and teachers with the AX endorsement can still be assigned to teach these courses.

*When the Journalism endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year, a specific endorsement will not be required to teach journalism. The Journalism (BC) endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a journalism course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Language Arts

BX

A BX on an elementary certificate is authorized for these courses, at grades 6-8. Additional information: Appropriate Instructional Assignments for Elementary Certified Teachers

A BX on a secondary certificate is authorized for these courses, at grades 6-12.

*When the Journalism endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year, a specific endorsement will not be required to teach journalism. School districts may assign any teacher to a journalism course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered. The Journalism (BC) endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

English

BA

  • English
  • Language Arts*
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Literature
  • Great Books
  • Shakespeare
  • Drama (Study of literature)
  • Business Writing (offered for English credit)
  • School newspaper**
  • Yearbook**

*The English (BA) teacher may teach a course called “Language Arts” at the 6-8 grade level only; they are not prepared to teach reading in isolation.

**When the Journalism endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year, a specific endorsement will not be required to teach journalism. School districts may assign any teacher to a journalism course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered. The Journalism (BC) endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

Journalism

BC

  • Journalism
  • Yearbook
  • Media
  • School newspaper
  • Broadcast/Video Production
  • Web Publishing

The BC endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year and will no longer be required to teach these courses.

The BC endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a journalism course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Speech

BD

  • Speech
  • Debate
  • News/broadcasting
  • Public speaking
  • Oral interpretation
  • Theater/Performance*
  • Forensics
  • Communications

*A specific endorsement is not needed to teach a course called “Theater/Performance.” School districts may assign any teacher to a Theater/Performance course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

*Theater/Performance is NO LONGER considered a core subject area.

Reading Specialist

BR

  • Reading
  • Title I Reading
  • Developmental/Remedial Reading
  • Language Arts*

*The Reading Specialist (BR) teacher may teach a course called “Language Arts” at the K-12 level; they are not prepared to teach English in isolation.

BR teachers hold a degree in reading.

Additional information: Reading Course Assignments

Reading

BT

  • Reading
  • Title I Reading
  • Developmental/Remedial Reading

Additional information: Reading Course Assignments

Social Studies

RX

  • Geography+
  • Economics+
  • Global Studies
  • Current Events
  • Social Studies
  • History+
  • Political Science+

+Including all courses listed under each individual endorsement.

Additional information: Social Studies Courses

Social Science

CX

  • Social Science
  • Social Studies
  • Current Events
  • Global Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies+
  • Behavioral Studies
  • Economics+
  • Geography+
  • History+
  • Political Science+

The CX endorsement has been discontinued. The CX endorsement was not removed from teaching certificates and is still valid for these assignments.

+Including all courses listed under each individual endorsement.

Additional information: Social Studies Courses

Economics

CA

Additional information: Social Studies Courses

Geography

CB

  • Geography
  • Global Geography
  • Michigan Geography
  • U.S. Geography
  • Global Issues
  • The Global Village
  • Western Hemisphere
  • Eastern Hemisphere
  • World Regions
  • World History and Geography*
  • U.S. History and Geography*

*Teachers completing programs prior to June 2009 must illustrate to the district that they have the skills needed in content knowledge and pedagogy to teach integrated history and geography courses.

Additional information: Social Studies Courses

History

CC

  • History
  • Michigan History
  • European History
  • U.S. History and Geography*
  • World History and Geography*

*Teachers completing programs prior to June 2009 must illustrate to the district that they have the skills needed in content knowledge and pedagogy to teach integrated history and geography courses.

Additional information: Social Studies Courses

Political Science

CD

  • American Government
  • Political Science
  • Government
  • Civics
  • American Problems
  • Contemporary World Issues

Additional information: Social Studies Courses

Psychology

CE

  • Psychology

 

Sociology

CF

  • Sociology

The CF endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year and will no longer be required to teach Sociology.

The CF endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a Sociology course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Anthropology

CH

  • Anthropology

The CH is no longer required to teach Anthropology.

The CH endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to an Anthropology course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Cultural Studies

CL

  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Modern Popular Culture

The CL is no longer required to teach these courses.

The CL endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a Cultural Studies course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Behavioral Studies

CM

  • Behavioral Studies

The CM is no longer required to teach Behavioral Studies.

The CM endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a Behavioral Studies course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Science

DX

  • General Science
  • Science
  • Biology+
  • Chemistry+
  • Physics+
  • Earth/Space Science+
  • Physical Science+

+Including all courses listed under each individual endorsement.

The DX endorsement was transitioned into the Integrated Science (DI) endorsement after the 2003-2004 school year. Both endorsements can be assigned interchangeably.

Additional information:

Science Courses

STEM and STEAM Classes

Integrated Science

DI

  • Integrated Science
  • General Science
  • Science
  • Biology+
  • Chemistry+
  • Physics+
  • Earth/Space Science+
  • Physical Science+

+Including all courses listed under each individual endorsement.

Additional information:

Science Courses

STEM and STEAM Classes

Biology

DA

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Science

Additional information: Science Courses

Chemistry

DC

  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Forensic Science

Teachers holding the Chemistry (DC) endorsement alone and having taught in physical science classrooms prior to conclusion of the 2011-2012 academic year may continue to be assigned to physical science classrooms.(Vaughn 6-14-2012 Memo)

Additional information: Science Courses

Physics

DE

  • Physics
  • Astronomy

Teachers holding the Physics (DE) endorsement alone and having taught in physical science classrooms prior to conclusion of the 2011-2012 academic year may continue to be assigned to physical science classrooms.(Vaughn 6-14-2012 Memo)

Additional information: Science Courses

Earth/Space Science

DH

  • Earth/Space Science
  • Astronomy
  • Geology
  • Limnology
  • Meteorology
  • Mineralogy
  • Oceanography
  • Weather
  • Environmental Science

Additional information: Science Courses

Physical Science

DP

  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Additional information: Science Courses

Mathematics

EX

  • Mathematics
  • Arithmetic
  • Number Theory
  • Pre-algebra
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Solid Geometry
  • Personal Finance

Additional information: 

STEM and STEAM Classes

World Language

FA-FS

  • World Language, grammar and culture courses in language of endorsement

 

American Sign Language (ASL)is considered a World Language.

Per the May 14, 2015 memo, a teacher currently certified and endorsed with Hearing Impairment (SL), AND able to demonstrate an ASL proficiency level of at least Intermediate Plus on the SLPI or 3 on the ASLPI, can teach ASL at the grade levels indicated on their certification (K-12). All other teachers of ASL may only be assigned under the appropriate permit.

The Russian (FE) endorsement and the Polish (FI) endorsement were both discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year. FE will not be required to teach Russian and FI will not be required to teach Polish. These endorsements will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to these course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Business Education

GX

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Communications
  • Business Education
  • Business Law
  • Business Math
  • Business Technology Marketing Education
  • Personal Finance
  • Secretarial Science

 

Accounting GA  

Business Administration

GH

  • Business Administration
  • Business Communications
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Education
  • Business Law

 

Secretarial Science

GI

  • Secretarial Science

 

Marketing Education

GM

  • Marketing Education
  • Distributive Education

The GM endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year and will no longer be required to teach these courses. The GM endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a Marketing Ed. course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology

GQ

  • Accounting
  • Business Communications
  • Business Education
  • Business Law
  • Business Management Administration
  • Business Math
  • Business Technology
  • Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Marketing Education*
  • Distributive Education*

*The Marketing endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year; a specific endorsement will not be required to teach these courses. School districts may assign any teacher to a these course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Agriscience and Natural Resources

HX

  • Courses related to plant science, animal science, natural resources, farm business management, and small engine repair.

 

Industrial Technology

IX

  • Industrial Technology
  • Industrial Arts
  • Drafting/Computer Assisted Design
  • Woods, Metals, and Plastics Technologies
  • Electricity/Electronics
  • Graphic Arts
  • Automotive and Small Engine Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Power and Energy
  • Technology Education

The IX and TX endorsements were integrated into the TE endorsement April 12, 2011.

The IX endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

Refer to the TE endorsement for more information.

Music Education

JX or JQ

  • General Music
  • Marching Band
  • Concert Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Strings
  • Music Theory
  • Keyboards
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Choir

The JX endorsement was transitioned into the Music Education (JQ) after the 2006-2007 school year. Both endorsements can be assigned interchangeably.

Family and Consumer Sciences

KH

  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Health
  • Parenthood Education
  • Nutrition Science
  • Pre-Employment Skills
  • Family Relationships
  • Essential Health and Living Skills
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Pre-Parenthood
  • Life Management
  • Nutrition and Foods
  • Consumer Education
  • Family Living
  • Life Survival Skills
  • Personal Living
  • Personal Finance

 

 

 

Art Education, or Visual Arts Education, or Visual Arts Specialist

LX, LQ, or LZ

  • Art
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Studies
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics/Pottery
  • Design
  • Art Appreciation
  • Illustration
  • Computer Graphics and Design
  • Video
  • Photography and Film
  • Art History
  • Art Criticism
  • Aesthetics
  • Fiber Arts
  • Jewelry
  • Yearbook

The LX endorsement was transitioned into the Visual Arts Education (LQ) after the 2002-2003 school year. Both endorsements can be assigned interchangeably.

The LZ endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year. The LZ endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates and teachers with the LZ can still be assigned to teach these courses.

LZ teachers hold a master’s degree in Visual Arts Education.

 

Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

MX

  • Health+
  • Physical Education+
  • Recreation+*
  • Dance+*

+Including all courses listed under each individual endorsement.

*When the Recreation (MD) and Dance (MH) endorsements was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year, a specific endorsement will not be required to teach these courses.

The MD and MH endorsements will not be removed from teaching certificates. School districts may assign any teacher to a Recreation or Dance course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Note: Dance is NO LONGER considered a core subject area.

Health

MA

  • Health
  • Sex Education
  • Personal Hygiene

 

Physical Education

MB

  • Physical Education
  • Physical Fitness
  • Individual and team games:
    • invasion (e.g. basketball, hockey, etc.)
    • net/wall (e.g., tennis, handball, etc.)
    • striking/fielding (e.g., baseball, kickball, etc.)
    • target (e.g., golf, bowling, etc.)
    • individual activities (e.g., weight training, outdoor, etc.)

 

Health and Physical Education

MC

  • Health+
  • Sex Education
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Physical Education+
  • Physical Fitness
  • Individual and team games:
    • invasion (e.g. basketball, hockey, etc.)
    • net/wall (e.g., tennis, handball, etc.)
    • striking/fielding (e.g., baseball, kickball, etc.)
    • target (e.g., golf, bowling, etc.)
    • individual activities (e.g., weight training, outdoor, etc.)

+Including all courses listed under each individual endorsement.

 

Recreation

MD

  • Outdoor Recreation (e.g., fishing, boating, orienteering, etc.)

The MD endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year and will no longer be required to teach Recreation.

The MD endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a Recreation course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Dance

MH

  • Dance
  • Folk Dance
  • Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Modern Dance
  • Square Dance
  • Tap
  • Ballroom Dancing

The MH endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year and will no longer be required to teach Dance.

The MH endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a Dance course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Library Media

ND

Teachers with the ND endorsement can operate a school library and teach library/research skills to students.

Teachers are also well-prepared to teach:

  • Computer Literacy*
  • Keyboarding*
  • Word Processing*
  • Computer Applications*
  • Web Design*
  • Introduction to the Internet*

*A specific endorsement is not needed to teach these courses. School districts may assign any teacher to these courses who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Non-Endorsed Content Area

 

NE

Individuals who hold the NE endorsement on a valid Michigan teaching certificate may be assigned to non-endorsed areas* at the grade level of the endorsement held. Evidence of content knowledge and skills appropriate to the assignment are required for placement.

*A non-endorsed area is a course that is not covered by any of the endorsements offered in Michigan. When assigning teachers, districts should refer to the Proper Placement Considerations guidance.

Environmental Studies

NJ

  • Environmental Studies

The NJ is no longer required to teach Environmental Studies. The NJ endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates. School districts may assign any teacher to an Environmental Studies course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Educational Technology

NP

Individuals with the NP endorsement are prepared to utilize technology resources for their own course instruction and for student learning in courses for which they hold other endorsements.

Teachers may also be well-prepared to teach:

  • Computer Literacy*
  • Keyboarding*
  • Word Processing*
  • Computer Applications*
  • Web Design*
  • Introduction to the Internet*

*A specific endorsement is not needed to teach these courses. School districts may assign any teacher to an Educational Technology course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Computer Science

NR

  • Computer Science
  • Programming
  • Computers
  • Computer Literacy
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Computer Applications
  • Web Design
  • Introduction to the Internet

The NR endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year and will no longer be required to teach these courses.

The NR endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

School districts may assign any teacher to a Computer Science course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Additional information: Computer Science Courses

English as a Second Language

NS

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
  • Sheltered instruction** in all subjects according to certificate grade level and Michigan Merit Curriculum credit in areas of specialty endorsement (e.g., courses for social studies credit would be taught by a teacher endorsed in both social studies and ESL).

**Sheltered instruction, where teachers use specific strategies to teach a specific content area (e.g., social studies or math) in ways comprehensible to the students while promoting their English language development.

The NS endorsement is not authorization to teach in a bilingual classroom.

School Counselor

NT

  • Career Exploration
  • Career Choices
  • K-12 Helpful Information
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Individual and Group Analysis
  • Post-Secondary Options
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Military Career Options
  • Self-Improvement Skills
  • Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Curriculum
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Academic Achievement Strategies
  • Success Seminars and Workshops
  • Emotional/Social Support Strategies
  • Improving Study Skills Habits
  • College Preparation and Selection

*Other courses related to the role and responsibilities of a school counselor may be taught as well. The above listing is not all inclusive since course titles are subject to change.

Teachers with the NT endorsement, holders of the Preliminary School Counselor Credential (PSCC), Temporary School Counselor License (TSCL), and School Counselor License (SCL) all can serve as school counselors.

However, holders of the TSCL and SCL cannot teach these courses as teacher of record without an appropriate permit.

Fine Arts

OX

  • Fine Arts
  • Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • Introduction to General Music
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Arts Exploratory
  • Introduction to Theater

The OX endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year. The OX endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates and teachers with the OX can still be assigned to teach these courses.

Humanities

PX

  • Humanities

The PX is no longer required to teach Humanities. The PX endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates. School districts may assign any teacher to a Humanities course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Academic Study of Religions

PR

  • Academic Study of Religions
  • World Religions

The PR is no longer required to teach Academic Study of Religions. The PR endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates. School districts may assign any teacher to an Academic Study of Religions course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Philosophy

PS

  • Philosophy

The PS is no longer required to teach Philosophy. The PS endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates School districts may assign any teacher to a Philosophy course who provides evidence of content knowledge and skills along with holding an endorsement for the grade level at which the course is offered.

Cognitive Impairment*

SA

  • Resource Room
  • Program for Cognitive Impairment (mild, moderate, or severe)

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

Speech & Language Impairment*

SB

  • Resource Room
  • Program for Speech & Language Impairment (must be elementary certified) (Rule 1756)
  • Speech & Language Services

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

Physical or Other Health Impairment*

SC

  • Resource Room
  • Program for Physical or Other Health Impairment

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review theSpecial Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

Emotional Impairment*

SE

  • Resource Room
  • Program for Emotional Impairment

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

Visual Impairment*

SK

  • Resource Room
  • Program for Visual Impairment

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing*

SL

  • Resource Room
  • Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

A teacher currently certified and endorsed with Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SL), AND able to demonstrate an American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency level of at least Intermediate Plus on the SLPI or 3 on the ASLPI, can teach ASL at the grade levels indicated on their certification (K-12) per the May 14, 2015 memo.

Learning Disabilities*

SM

  • Resource Room
  • Program for Learning Disabilities

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments document.

Physical Education for Students with Disabilities*

SP

  • Physical Education for Students with Disabilities

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

Autism*

SV

  • Resource Room
  • Program in Autism

*Teachers with special education program endorsements are authorized under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) to provide special education instruction and services, as approved by the local school board and intermediate school district, provided the teacher has satisfied the MARSE requirements.

For additional information on placement of special education endorsed teachers, including demonstration of content knowledge, contact the Office of Special Education or review the Special Education Teacher Assignments guidance.

Technology and Design

TX

  • Technology and Design
  • Technology Education
  • Concepts of Technology
  • Physical Technology
  • Energy & Power Technologies
  • Transportation Technologies
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Construction Technologies
  • Information Technology
  • Bio-Related Technology

The TX and IX were integrated into the TE endorsement April 12, 2011.

The TX endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

Industrial and Technology Education

TE

  • Industrial Technology
  • Drafting/Computer Assisted Design
  • Woods, Metals, and Plastics Technologies
  • Graphic Arts
  • Automotive and Small Engine Technology
  • Technology and Design
  • Technology Education
  • Concepts of Technology
  • Physical Technology
  • Energy & Power Technologies
  • Transportation Technologies
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Construction Technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Electricity/Electronics
  • Industrial Arts
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Power and Energy
  • Technology Education
  • Information Technology
  • Bio-Related Technology

These courses may also be taught by holders of the Standard CTE Certificate or Professional CTE Certificate with the corresponding CIP code for the course. For information on matching CIP codes with industrial technology courses, refer to the complete list of State-Recognized Secondary Career and Technical Education Program CIP Codes.

When a certified teacher is not available, schools may obtain either a permit or an annual authorization to employ a non-certified individual to staff these courses.

Bilingual

YA-YT

  • Subjects for which the teacher holds specific content endorsement(s) at the level of certification, taught in English and the language of the bilingual endorsement.
  • Native language literacy.
  • ESL courses at the level of certification.
  • Sheltered instruction** in all subjects according to certificate grade level and Michigan Merit Curriculum credit in areas of specialty endorsement (e.g., courses for social studies credit would be taught by a teacher endorsed in both social studies and bilingual).

**Sheltered instruction, where teachers use specific strategies to teach a specific content area (e.g., social studies or math) in ways comprehensible to the students while promoting their English language development.

The YL Bilingual Other endorsement was discontinued beginning the 2017-2018 school year. The YL endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates and teachers with the YL can still be assigned to teach the bilingual language indicated.

 

Middle School

ZD

  • 5-9 all subjects

 

Middle School (ZD) endorsement expands the 7-8 all subjects to 5-9 all subjects. This endorsement is rare. The ZD has been discontinued and no new endorsements of this type can be added. The ZD endorsement will not be removed from teaching certificates.

Additional Information: Middle School Endorsements

Middle Level Specialization

ZL

 

Middle Level Specialization (ZL) endorsement expands the 6-12 subject endorsements to 5-12 subject endorsements. It does not expand the 7-8 all subjects’ endorsement. That specific designation remains only 7-8 in this situation.

Additional Information: Middle School Endorsements

Career and Technical Education

Numbered CIP Codes

For proper placement in a CTE course refer to the complete list of State-Recognized Secondary Career and Technical Education Program CIP Codes.

Holders of the Standard Teaching Certificate or Professional Teaching Certificate with CIP codes may be assigned to teach corresponding courses outside of state approved CTE funded programs as well. For information on matching CIP codes with industrial technology courses that may be offered in general education settings, refer to the complete list of State-Recognized Secondary Career and Technical Education Program CIP Codes.

When a certified teacher is not available, schools may obtain either a permit or an annual authorization to employ a non-certified individual to staff these courses.