Other Certificates & Endorsements


Create a better and more peaceful world. The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The Learning Experience Design (LXD) Graduate Certificate is offered jointly by the Center for Academic Innovation and the School of Education.

The Trauma-Informed Practice Certificate supports future practitioners in their efforts to educate and care for children and youth whose lives have been impacted by trauma.


Interns may elect the MDE English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement by completing a sequence of courses and fieldwork, focused on English Language Development (ELD), during their elementary or secondary certification programs at the undergraduate or master’s levels. Fully approved by the State of Michigan, the ELD Coursework is a 20-credit, six course and practicum sequence, which meets Michigan state standards and prepares interns to take the MTTC ESL exam.

Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC)

The Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) additional endorsement pathway allows practicing teachers who currently hold standard or professional certification in the State of Michigan to add endorsements to their certification while remaining in the classroom. Teachers in M-ARC receive ongoing, content-specific training and development from University of Michigan teacher educators for three (3) years.

The Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) TFA pathway is a state-approved alternative route to teacher certification open only to teachers who have already been accepted by Teach For America (TFA) and placed in TFA's Detroit region, and who pass the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) subject area exams. While in the TFA-Detroit corps, the U-M School of Education provides corps members with content methods seminars, field instruction, and job-embedded professional growth experiences to prepare and support their induction as teachers. During their two years in the corps, TFA corps members who are not already certified to teach



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