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Math Teachers in Michigan

Become a Certified Teacher in this High Need Area

Math Teachers are in High Demand

Math teachers do more than help students solve numerical problems. They encourage students to look around and see the endless applications of mathematics in the real life. Become a teacher through Michigan Teachers and inspire students to embrace math.

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The Responsibilities of a Math Teacher

The responsibilities of a math teacher can differ greatly based on the age of the students. In general, they usually include the following:

  1. An ability to actively instruct students in mathematics
  2. A proficiency for developing detailed lesson plans
  3. A capacity to assign and grade homework
  4. An aptitude for helping students pass standardized tests
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Qualities of a Good Math Teacher

A skilled math teacher goes above and beyond the basic state requirements. They encourage their students to look at everyday situations from a mathematical perspective. That’s why an effective math teacher has many of the following qualities:

  1. A sound knowledge of mathematics
  2. An engaging personality
  3. A strong motivator
  4. A continuous learner
  5. A caring attitude towards students
  6. An understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their students

Steps to Becoming a Math Teacher

The Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow program is approved by the state of Michigan to certify educators in math. All you need is a four-year bachelor’s degree with a 2.9 GPA to get started. Along with your completed application, we will need your official transcripts to admit you to our program.

Step 1: Training

Once you’ve been admitted you will begin our comprehensive training program. At Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow, our curriculum will cover all the bases to ensure you become the accomplished teacher you are meant to be. Throughout your coursework, field training, and your state required 3-year internship, Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow will be there for continuous support and guidance.

Step 2: Testing

Potential teachers seeking their Standard Certificate must first pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). If you are planning to teach math at the Elementary (K-5) level, you will need to pass the 103 Elementary Education MTTC. Secondary school mathematics teachers will need to pass the 022 Mathematics (Secondary) exam.

Remember, Michigan Teachers will be with you every step of the way with cutting-edge test preparation materials, all available on our Study Resources page.

Step 3: Teaching

From the very moment you begin teaching, you will earn full pay and benefits. You will be guided by Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow through the assignment of a Field Supervisor. In collaboration with a campus mentor, you will be supported during your three years on an interim teaching certificate. This is required to qualify for a standard certificate.

Whether you’re interested in teaching at the elementary or secondary level, mathematics educators are in great demand in Michigan. Take this opportunity and help a child learn the wonders of mathematics. Let Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow help you become a certified teacher.

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Additional Resources

The following is a brief list of online resources dedicated to the advancement of math teacher training in Michigan.
https://www.mathteacheredu.org/michigan/
https://www.michigan.gov/mde/

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