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)

Established in 2010 at the University of Michigan School of Education, Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) is Michigan’s longest-running state-approved alternative route to certification program. Our program supports teachers’ growth by merging the School of Education’s 100 years of experience preparing educators with the flexibility of an alternative pathway.



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