Interested in making a difference with students, but need certification as a teacher or principal?
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 Provisional 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
Upon expiration of the Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate, teachers are required by state law to secure a Professional Education Certificate in order to retain a valid teaching credential. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers this program for teachers seeking to earn a Professional Education Certificate or first or second renewal of their Provisional Teaching Certificate.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers this program for teachers who currently hold a Michigan Permanent, Continuing or Professional Education Certificate and wish to enhance their certificate with an additional area of preparation or endorsement.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers the School Principal Certificate program for those who already hold a valid master’s degree and desire to prepare for a role in PK-12 school leadership. See the following link for more information.
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 Provisional Teaching Certificate through one of our "certification-only" programs. Completers of these programs are prepared to be competent, caring and reflective educators who are ready to teach in their chosen teaching area.