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Educator Recruitment

Becoming A Teacher

Moving to Michigan

Credentials earned in another state or country may differ from Michigan programs and credentials; however, the department attempts to match certificates, grade levels, and content endorsements as closely as possible.

Adding an Endorsement

Learn more about how to expand the grade levels or content areas of your existing Michigan teaching certificate.

Adding an Endorsement to a Valid Certificate

Proud Michigan Educator Initiatives

Future Proud Michigan Educator

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.
Future Proud MI Educator
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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 Back Proud Michigan Educator Campaign
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!
Welcome Home Proud Michigan Educator

Educator 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.

Educator Workforce Job Fairs

Teacher Exchange Programs

These collaborative agreements provide schools the opportunity to recruit world language teachers.

Teacher Exchange Programs