Michigan Teacher Certification

Michigan has a critical need for public school teachers in every academic subject. By receiving your Michigan teacher certification, you will have the opportunity to have an exciting career as a public school teacher in Michigan.

Michigan, like every state, requires that you have a Bachelor’s degree in order to receive your Michigan teacher certification. While some states have undergraduate prerequisite credit hour requirements, Michigan has no such requirements.

In addition to the traditional prerequisite requirement of a Bachelor’s degree, Michigan has a number of alternative routes to receiving your Michigan teacher certification. For more information on alternative routes to receiving a Michigan teacher certification, go to the Michigan Department of Education website.

After completing the prerequisite requirements, prospective teachers must go through a teach preparation curriculum that combines courses in development and pedagogy with hands-on classroom field work.

Following the completion of the Michigan teacher preparation curriculum, prospective teachers must complete the necessary testing in order to receive their Michigan teacher certification. Michigan’s basic skills examination is the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) basic skills test. You must pass this test to receive your Michigan teacher certification. In addition, all prospective teachers must pass the appropriate MTTC elementary and subject area examinations.