Teacher & Administrator Certification

Professional Teaching Certificate*

Progression to Professional Certificate

The Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate is an advanced teaching license/credential beyond the Standard Certificate. It's valid for up to 5 years and may be applied for any time requirements are met. Information about progressing to the Professional Certificate is available through the Michigan Department of Education. Applications are submitted online through MOECS (Michigan Online Educator Certification System).

Professional Renewal

The Professional Teaching Certificate is valid for up to 5 years and may be applied for any time requirements are met. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year. Information about Professional Certificate renewal is available through the Michigan Department of Education. Applications for certificate renewals are submitted through MOECS (Michigan Online Educator Certification System).

Advanced Professional Education Certificate

The Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate is valid for 5 years and recognizes completion of an approved Teacher Leader program or certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, as well as effective/highly effective annual evaluation ratings. 

*The Professional Teaching Certificate replaces the Professional Education Certificate pursuant to Administrative Rule 390.1101.