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Eligibility

    • 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 the 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.
  • Spring student teachers can apply after November 1 and when they have accepted their spring student teaching placement.

    Summer student teachers can can apply after April 1 and when they have accepted their summer student teaching placement. 

    • Create an account on the MiSSG Student Portal.
    • Complete the application in the MiSSG Student Portal for MI Future Educator Stipend.
      • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
    • Institutions will be contacted to confirm student eligibility.
  • An Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is the formal name for an educational program which leads to teacher certification. The Michigan Department of Education authorizes the Educator Preparation Programs. An EPP is more commonly known as the Teacher Education program. Students must be accepted into their Educator Preparation Program before applying for the MI Future Educator Stipend.

  • “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 the 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.
  • Yes. All student teachers who are completing student teaching in the State of Michigan and with an Educator Preparation Provider approved by the Michigan Department of Education are eligible to apply for the MI Future Educator Stipend.
  • No, you must be completing your student teaching experience within the state of Michigan.
  • Yes. Students must be student teaching in a public school district or a public school academy.
  • No. This is not the same as proposed HB 6013
  • No. A FAFSA is not required for the MI Future Educator Stipend.

  • If your institution is not on the Educator Preparation Program list you are not eligible for a MI Future Educator Stipend award.

    Michigan Department of Education does not have statutory or regulatory authority to review and approve programs offered by out-of-state colleges and universities, and has been under a moratorium on reviewing and approving new providers since 2005. For more information, visit Offering New Educator Preparation Programs in Michigan.

  • Students must apply and meet all requirements for an award prior to the final payment of the academic year. The 2023-24 application deadline is July 15, 2024.

  • Yes, students who are NOT Michigan residents may receive the MI Future Educator Stipend if they are enrolled in a Michigan Department of Education approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP) AND are completing their student teaching in a school within the State of Michigan.

  • Stipends are awarded on a first come, first served basis. At this time, we anticipate available funding can support all eligible student teachers.
  • No. There is no service requirement for the MI Future Educator Stipend.