Teacher & Administrator Certification

Certification in Other States

Each state has its own rules for teacher certification or licensing. Other states may require:

  • Additional tests, such as the Praxis Test
  • Additional courses, such as a course in the history of the particular state
  • Application fees
  • Official transcripts
  • A copy of the Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • Criminal background checks and/or fingerprinting
  • Most states require verification that the candidate has completed a state-approved program. Send verification forms to the School of Education Career Services at soe.careerservices@umich.edu.