Teacher & Administrator Certification

Completing Teacher Certification

If you wish to be recommended for your Michigan Standard Teaching Certificate upon completion of your Teacher Education program, please be sure to also follow the instructions outlined in EdWorks for "Completing Teacher Certification." A guide for accessing these instructions can be found here

Certification Audit

Individual audit appointments are not required in the final semester of your program. If you would like to have an audit completed, please feel free to email your request to soe.academicadvisors@umich.edu​. If you prefer an in-person meeting to discuss your audit, please schedule an appointment. Please note that the audit function in Wolverine Access does not track certification-specific requirements, and is accurate for the degree requirements of undergraduate Elementary students only.

Deadlines

Fall 2019 Program Completers - If all requirements are satisfied by December 15, 2019, you will be recommended for certification by January 15, 2020.

Winter 2020 Program Completers - If all requirements are satisfied by the appropriate date, you will be recommended for certification as indicated.

  Elementary MAC* Undergraduate & Music Secondary MAC**
Requirements Due May 1, 2020 May 15, 2020 June 15, 2020
Date of recommendation in MOECS May 15, 2020 June 7, 2020 June 30, 2020

*Elementary MAC Students: Due to the way the ELMAC program is structured, all EDUC courses required for certification are completed by the end of the Winter term. Certification is not dependent on conferral of your master's degree because you already hold a bachelor's degree.

**Secondary MAC Students: Due to the way the Secondary MAC program is structured, all EDUC courses required for certification are completed by the end of the Spring term. Certification is not dependent on conferral of your master's degree because you already hold a bachelor's degree.

Please be aware of future requirements to maintain teacher certification: Renewing your Standard certificate or progressing to the Professional must occur upon the expiration of your initial certification. Guidelines are available through the Michigan Department of Education.

If you have any questions, please contact the School of Education Office of Student Affairs at soe.academicadvisors@umich.edu​ or 734-615-1528.