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Future PME EXPLORE supports local and intermediate school districts in developing participatory student learning experiences for students in grades 6-12. With supervision and mentoring from local educators, students can learn more about educational strategies, systems and professions. As a partner, MDE provides EXPLORE programs with flexible models for implementation, content standards and curriculum, student learning modules and professional development for educators.

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Future Proud Michigan Educator Program Highlighted in proudMIeducator Video

High school programs that inspire students to become educators are featured in the February 2023 #proudMIeducator video released by the Michigan Department of Education. This video highlights the EXPLORE program at Lansing Eastern High School, where the educators develop future teachers through critical conversations and authentic experiences.

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Resources for EXPLORE Courses

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General Information

Tomorrow's teachers take root in today's classrooms. Learn more about EXPLORE.

General Information


EXPLORE programs can be implemented in many ways, offering schools new flexibility.

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Course Instructors

EXPLORE instructors have several learning opportunities to support their local course design and can join a virtual community to collaborate with colleagues across the state.

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Curricular Resources

The EXPLORE curriculum is flexible, free, and open source.  Created specifically for Michigan and derived from the Michigan Professional Standards for Teacher Preparation, schools can choose how to meet the course competencies based on their local needs.