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The Trusted Route to Becoming a Certified Teacher in Michigan

Learn How to Become a Certified Teacher
in Four Simple Steps

Your Guide to Certification

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Step One

Submit your free application today and send us your official university transcripts.



Admission Requirements:



Step Two

Work toward becoming eligible to teach, at your own pace, by completing your online coursework.


Testing and Training Requirements:

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Step Three

Begin teaching in the classroom for three academic years, while earning full benefits and pay.


Teaching Requirements:

  • Obtain Interim Teaching Certificate
  • Complete Additional Coursework
  • Receive Recommendation from Field Supervisor/Principal
  • Fulfill time-taught requirement

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Step Four

Earn your official Standard Certificate upon successful completion of the program.


Certification Requirements:

  • Complete Remaining Program Requirements
  • Receive Letter of Completion & Transcript of Completed Coursework
  • Apply for Standard Certificate
  • Add Endorsement Areas to Your Certificate! (Optional)

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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