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COVID-19 Updates


COVID-19 Timeline Updates


We’re dedicated to keeping you informed with the latest updates related to COVID-19. We strive to provide you with clear information and will continue to release new information. We are aware of how disruptive school closures may be to your current progression but rest assured – we are working with state officials, district and campus administration, our field supervisors, and individuals within the organization to determine the best path forward. To continue working toward your certification, we encourage you to finish your online Pre-Service Training.

Review the timeline below to recap all recent communications:

Governor Whitmer announces Executive Order 2020-35, suspending all in-person instruction in Michigan K-12 schools through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

Pearson VUE testing centers announce they will remain closed through April 30, 2020

Michigan Department of Education releases MEMO #COVID-19-040: candidates without a completed First Aid/CPR course may be issued an initial teacher certification, provided all other requirements are met

Michigan Department of Education releases MEMO #COVID-19-041: candidates who have not passed a Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), and are employed for the 2019-2020 academic year may apply for a daily substitute permit and use instructional days taught on that permit toward the 450-day time-taught requirement

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) administration is suspended indefinitely

JUNE 4, 2020: All eight of Michigan’s Pearson Professional Centers have reopened and are operating at 50% capacity to ensure safe distancing for test-takers. These centers are located in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, East Lansing, Grand Rapids (two centers), Marquette, Southfield, and Troy. Other test centers operated by colleges, universities, and private companies are also beginning to reopen. Please direct candidates to the MTTC website at for further information on available test center locations in Michigan.

  • Log into your Intern Portal and complete your training.
  • If you’re currently on an ITC or daily substitute permit, request a letter on district letterhead from campus administration, with the number of instructional days you’ve worked during the 2019-2020 school year.



1. Do I still need to take and pass a Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) before I am eligible for admission? 

Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow is temporarily amending the admission criteria to allow for candidates with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to be admitted to the program and begin working on Classroom Readiness training coursework. You will still need to take and pass a Michigan Test for Teacher Certification before you are eligible for an Interim Teaching Certificate.  

2. What if I do not have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA? Are there any admission options for me? 

While we are currently only guaranteeing admission for those with a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA, without a passing score on a Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow can consider other factors, such as current or previous teaching experience, when making an admission decision. We encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a Michigan teacher to apply to our program. 

Enrolled Candidates 

1. I am enrolled in your program; how do I qualify for an Interim Teaching Certificate? 

You need to complete three requirements to qualify for an Interim Teaching Certificate: 

1. Take and pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in the endorsement area(s) you wish to teach

2. Complete our online Classroom Readiness coursework

3. Complete CPR/First Aid training

Please note, this requirement is currently suspended for candidates who would otherwise qualify.

Candidates Teaching on ITC

1. What must I do to complete the Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow program? 

There are 4 requirements that need to be completed to finish the Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow Program and qualify for a Standard Certificate.

1. Teach for 450 instructional days:

You must teach for three years on your interim teaching certificate. (A year is defined as 150 instructional days.) Candidates who taught with a daily substitute permit during the 2019-2020 school year can qualify to use these instructional days toward the 450 instructional day total so long as the candidate pursues endorsement in the same endorsement area  

You must teach for a minimum of 12 weeks in each endorsement area  

You must document this time by asking your administrator to provide the number of instructional days worked on district letterhead

2. Complete required Excellence in Teaching and Learning coursework and Classroom Readiness projects.

3. Complete 3 in-person field supervisor observations and 4 virtual field supervisor observations.

4. Receive a positive principal recommendation. 

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust