Basic Steps for Michigan Teacher Certification:
If you have graduated from a state-approved teacher preparation program, then you need to pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). Then you will be issued a Provisional Certificate which is valid for six years.
Information for Teachers Certified Elsewhere:
If you are certified in another state and move to the state of Michigan you will be given a Temporary Teacher Employment Authorization certificate valid for one year and nonrenewable. During this year, you must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).
Information for Professional Education Certificate:
To receive a Professional Education Certificate, a teacher must complete 18 semester hours in a planned course of study or the completion of a Masters or higher degree. Further, a teacher must complete three years of teaching. Finally, a teacher must also meet the reading requirements. This certificate is valid for five years.
Teaching Position Outlook for Michigan:
As with many states across the nation, Michigan has shortages in many teaching areas and subjects as can be seen from this report. The average teacher salary is over $53,900 and a beginning teacher makes over $35,500.
Additional Information for Michigan Teacher Certification:
Want more information? Visit the Michigan Teacher Certification area at the Michigan Department of Education.