Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UM-Dearborn classes are being held remotely through the end of the semester, Summer I and Summer II. Most campus operations are being conducted remotely and buildings are closed. Before coming to campus please call ahead to determine how services are being delivered. Events have been postponed or canceled, including Spring 2020 Commencement. Pass/fail decision date extended to May 5. For more updates please visit the Coronavirus information page

Interested in making a difference with K-12 students?

If you hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, join us and work with the Department of Education to earn a Michigan Elementary or Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate through one of our certification-only programs. Our post-degree certification programs also offer you the opportunity to renew your certification, to add additional endorsements to current certification or to earn a school principal certificate.

Programs for Certified Teachers

Professional Education Certificate Program (PEC): Renew your Certification

Both the Standard and the Professional Teaching Certificates are five-year teaching certificates with unlimited renewals. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity.  A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year.

Enhancement Program (EP): Add an Endorsement to your Certificate

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers this program for teachers who currently hold a Michigan Standard or Professional Education Certificate and wish to enhance their certificate with an additional area of preparation or endorsement.

Programs for Post-Bachelor’s Degree Initial Teacher Certification

The post-bachelor’s route to initial teacher certification is available for individuals who decide to pursue teaching after they have earned a bachelor’s degree. Typically, an applicant will have earned a degree in a content area that is taught in the elementary or secondary classroom or will have completed a substantial portion of the coursework required for one or more of the teaching majors offered at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Advising for Post-Bachelor's Degree Candidates and Prospective Candidates

Prospective candidates interested in having their transcripts reviewed and an individualized program plan created should schedule an appointment with the Certification Officer.   In-person, telephone and email advising are available to prospective post-bachelor's degree candidates.

The Certification Officer can also advise them about the application and enrollment processes.  Please call 313-593-5090 or email cehhs-oss@umich.edu to schedule an appointment.

Please fill out our Transcript Evaluation Request Form so we can develop a plan of study to help you meet your career goals.

Department Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)

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