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Michigan Teaching License

Being a teacher is very hard and a responsible job. Not everyone is ready to take that very important role and prepare a whole generation for life. So, if you are taking that risk and thinking to become a teacher, firstly you will need to obtain a teacher’s license.

Learn how to use Michigan educator license lookup or Michigan teacher license lookup tools to verify a Michigan educator license. Moreover, learn how to obtain a teacher license in the state of Michigan.

How do I get a copy of my Michigan teaching certificate?

For your Michigan teaching license or certificate you should apply to the Michigan Department of Education. And, the application should be submitted online. So, you will need to create an account in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System.

In short, to print your certificate you should log in your MOECS account and print the certificate. But, your certificate isn’t official until you sign it in front of a Notary Public. Many banks offer this service for free. And, you can print your certificate on any paper you want.

How do I renew my expired teaching certificate in Michigan?

Initially, when you apply for your Michigan Teacher license, you receive a Provisional Teaching Certificate. Which is valid for six years. So, to become qualifies for your Professional Education Certificate, during that six years you will need to meet some requirements.

The requirements

Complete the New Teacher Mentoring program, which is a cooperative between your school district and the Michigan Department of Education.

Complete 18 semester hours at a Michigan college/university teacher preparation program beyond the degree you obtain;
Have at least three years of teaching experience under your Provisional Teaching Certificate.

Meet the state’s reading requirements

If you are certified in elementary education:

  • 6 semester hours of teaching reading or reading methods.

If you are certified in secondary education:

  • 3 semester hours of teaching reading or reading methods

Complete three semester hours of reading diagnostics and remediation, including a field experience

If you complete this course out-of-state, you must have a Reading Diagnostics Course Certification form signed by that college/university.

Professional Education Certificate renewal

After that, you can apply for your Professional Education Certificate through your Michigan Online Education Certification System page. The professional Education Certificate is valid for 5 years. And, to renew it you should:
Firstly, complete six semester hours in a college or university, approved by the state of Michigan. Or, complete 18 State Board Continuing Education Credits. Or, you can complete both.

After that, you can apply to renew your Professional Education Certificate.

How do you get a teaching certificate in Michigan?

To get a teaching certificate In Michigan, firstly, you should graduate from a university and have at least a bachelor’s degree. There are some types of teaching certificates you are able to apply for: Provisional Teaching Certificate and after three years of experience you can obtain a Professional Education Certificate.

The required documents are:

  1. Official transcript
  2. Verification of completion of a Michigan educator certification program
  3. Michigan Test for Teacher Certification exams scores
  4. Proof of background check clearance
  5. Application
  6. Payment checks. And, the payment amount is $160

If you want to learn more about the teacher licensing process, use the Michigan teaching license lookup in the bottom of the page.

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