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How to Become a Teacher in Michigan: Teacher Certification

This is a guide to the usual steps a person who wants to become a teacher might take to become certified to teach in the state of Michigan. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

If you're interested in data on teaching salaries in Michigan, see here.

Traditional Approach for the Michigan Teacher Certification

  1. Earn a bachelor's degree (or higher)
  2. Teacher Preparations: Get some classroom experience (required)
  3. Pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
  4. Become certified in CPR/First Aid
  5. Submit the following:
    • Application (You’ll receive it from your university)
    • Processing fee
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Test Scores
    • CPR/First Aid Certification
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Call (517) 335-0580
  6. Do you want to renew your Michigan Teacher Certification?

Sources:

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, http://www.mttc.nesinc.com/

Michigan Department of Education, http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

First Aid and CPR Requirements for the Initial Certification of Michigan Teachers, Michigan Department of Education, http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_14795-75289--,00.html

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