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MI Future Educator Stipend

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MI Future Educator Stipend

The MI Future Educator Stipend is a $9,600 stipend to support Michigan’s hardworking student teachers as they continue their journey to being in the classroom full-time.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be admitted in an eligible Educator Preparation Program (EPP) approved by Michigan's State Board of Education.
  • Be working towards teacher certification.
  • Be participating full-time in a required student teaching experience, meeting one of the following parameters:
    • Full-time enrollment in required student teaching coursework.
    • 300 or more student contact hours while student teaching.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Not be employed by the district as a "Teacher of Record".
    • “Teacher of Record” is defined in the 2023-24 MDE Pupil Accounting Manual as “the certificated teacher who provides instruction, gives tests and quizzes, evaluates the pupil’s performance and gives the pupil a grade.” Michigan Department of Education considers a ‘certificated teacher’ to be a person who has a valid certificate or permit. If your student teacher is working under a substitute teacher permit AND is providing instruction, giving tests and quizzes, evaluating the pupils’ performance and issuing grades, the student teacher would not qualify for a MI Future Educator Stipend.
  • Not received the MI Future Educator Student Teacher Stipend before, unless your program specifically requires more than one semester of student teaching.

Ready to apply? Follow these steps:

  • Create an account on the MiSSG Student Portal.
  • Complete the application in the MiSSG Student Portal for MI Future Educator Stipend by July 15, 2024.
    • Applications for Summer student teachers will open on May 1.

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Already applied? These are the next steps in the process:

  • Institutions will be contacted to certify student eligibility.
  • Payments are made to the institution or school district.

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