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How to become a teacher in Michigan

Your Guide to Certification

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Begin by applying for free today. Our Program Advisors work with you to develop a personalized strategy to become a certified teacher.

All you need is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any major with a 2.95+ GPA. It’s that simple.

Requirements

  • 2.95+ GPA posted on an official transcript

After submitting your application you may send us your official transcripts right away for the quickest service. You can send them in the mail, or some campuses use the eScrip-Safe service.

Additional Requirements

  • Completed application to Michigan Teachers
  • U.S. citizenship or lawful, permanent residence
  • Online Questionnaire to assess strengths and qualifications

Become Eligible


Complete your testing and training in any order, at your own pace. Our study resources help you get ready for testing, and our innovative online training gets you ready for the classroom. NEW! Click here to tour our training coursework.

TESTING

In Michigan, participants are required to take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). Testing requirements vary by the subject area and endorsement you are pursuing.

We offer licensure paths in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education.

Our Program Advisors will play an important role in helping you select the certification area(s) that complement your skills and interests, and give you the best chance to get hired.

We provide information on where to find free state preparation manuals, tests at-a-glance, test familiarization videos, and interactive practice tests.

We are actively building a free online forum in which teachers share their study tips and test feedback.

Training

Once you complete your self-paced online training, you will have gained the expertise and knowledge necessary to begin teaching in the classroom.

Educational leaders provide the foundation of our curriculum, which is continually updated to provide the most relevant and effective classroom preparation.

95 hours of classroom readiness training is offered in our self-paced, online format, so that you can train to be a teacher while keeping your current job.

During the Internship Year, our teacher candidates complete case studies and field work in classroom management, among other areas of concentration such as literacy and assessment.

Start Teaching

During this first year, you will lead your own classroom as a full-time teacher. Your district-assigned on-campus mentor will provide support and answer questions.

Begin your career as a teacher with full pay and full benefits!

Career Guidance

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

FREE Resume Review Services

  • Put together a stunning resume and portfolio
  • Prepare for the tough interview questions
  • Make the best impression with school districts
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

Classroom Support

Your Field Supervisor is a veteran educator who is assigned to you personally when you begin teaching in the classroom as a teacher of record. They will visit and observe your classroom three times throughout the year. Your Field Supervisor works closely with you via phone and email to offer continuous guidance and support.

Fully Certified


Once you’ve successfully completed the program requirements and have taught for two full years, you will receive your Standard Certificate in the state of Michigan!

Earn Your Michigan Teaching License Today!

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FAQs

How long does it take to become a certified teacher with Teachers of Tomorrow?

Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow allows individuals to become certified as fast or as slowly as they like. Teachers of Tomorrow consists of a quality curriculum that is completely self-paced. This means that participants can choose when they take courses and tailor classwork around their busy schedules.

What are the requirements to become a teacher in Michigan?

In order to become a teacher in Michigan, individuals are required to obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. They also must take part in a teacher certification program. You can either do a traditional program or participate in an alternative teacher certification program like Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow! Learn more about how this option will be a good fit for you!

Can I become a high school teacher through this program?

Yes, you can become a high school teacher through this program! Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow offers a variety of subjects and areas that individuals can become certified in. This means that depending on the subject that you teach, you could be eligible to teach at a high school grade level. Find out which area will pique your interest here!

What courses can I teach after I complete the program?

There are a variety of courses that you can teach after you complete the program. Ranging across different grades, subject areas are split up into categories based on grade level or specialty (world languages and special education). The categories fall under Elementary (K-5), Secondary (6-12), K-12 (all grades), World Languages (elementary, secondary, K-12), and Special Education. Explore all of the areas in which individuals can become certified or endorsed.

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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