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Once you’ve built a solid foundation after completing your testing and training, it’s time to strengthen the skills you’ve acquired by putting them into practice in the classroom! During your first three years teaching on your Interim Teaching Certificate, you’ll earn full pay and benefits while also receiving guidance from your Michigan Teachers Field Supervisor – a trusted and experienced mentor who will offer advice, support, and encouragement.

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Learn what documentation you'll need to obtain your Interim Teaching Certificate and start teaching.

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As required by the Michigan Department of Education, you must submit fingerprints to undergo a national criminal history background check to obtain your Interim Teaching Certificate. Once you complete the Federal Background Check Authorization Form, email it to teach@michiganTeachers.org and Michigan Teachers will complete a federal background check.

BACKGROUND CHECK FORM

You must apply for your Interim Teaching Certificate through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). You will need your background check to submit your application. Once your background check is approved, you will receive an email from Michigan Teachers to pay for your Interin Teaching Certificate.

INTERIM TEACHING CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

Once you have accepted employment, please let us know by submitting the “I Got a Job” form, located in your Intern Portal!

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YOUR INTERNSHIP YEAR

Learn what tasks you'll carry out to successfully complete your Internship Year.

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Excellence in Teaching and Learning Coursework: While teaching in the classroom, you must complete both additional online coursework and your Excellence in Teaching and Learning coursework, which includes projects to address specific learning objectives.

Recieve Field Supervisor and Principal Recommendation: After you complete your Internship Year as the teacher of record, your Field Supervisor and/or Principal will submit a recommendation for your approval to earn your Standard Certificate.

Fulfill Time-Taught Requirement: After you have successfully completed your Internship Year, have finished program requirements, and received a recommendation, you must teach for an additional two years (150 days teaching per year) on your Interim Teaching Certificate.

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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