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.

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

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-Degree Initial Teacher Certification

A student who already holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is able to earn a Michigan Elementary or Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate through one of our "certification-only" programs. Secondary certification can also be earned through the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Completers of these programs are prepared to be competent, caring and reflective educators who are ready to teach in their chosen teaching area.

Department Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)
313-593-5090

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