Teacher & Administrator Certification
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Standard Teaching Certificate*
Initial Standard Certificate
The initial teaching certificate is issued in Michigan upon successful completion of a state approved teacher preparation program and passage of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) and OPI (Oral Proficiency Exam) for world languages only.
The Standard Teaching Certificate is a five-year teaching certificate with unlimited renewals. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year.
For more information, contact the Teacher Education Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-615-1528.
Information about Standard Teaching Certificate Renewal is available through the Michigan Departmen of Education. Applications are submitted online through MOECS (Michigan Online Educator Certification System).
*The Standard Teaching Certificate replaces the Provisional Teaching Certificate pursuant to Admnistrative Rule 390.1101.