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Michigan Test for Teacher Certification K-12 Requirements

Testing Requirements

In order to become a teacher in Michigan you must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) to meet the requirements to earn your first Interim Certificate. Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow has created resources to help you with passing these exams and the information below is from our work with the Michigan Department of Education.

Note that Michigan works with Pearson for the MTTC assessments and the tests are computer or paper based. You must use your social security number with all MTTC Exams in order to process your teacher certification paperwork. If you test in Michigan, all scores will automatically be sent to the Michigan Department of Education.

Elementary Certification

Candidates for elementary certification must pass the Elementary Education Test.  Candidates who want to teach specific subjects in grades 6 through 8 must also pass the corresponding MTTC subject area test.

Secondary Certification

Candidates for secondary certification must pass the MTTC for their desired subject area.

NOTE: Schools want flexibility which means teachers should consider becoming qualified to teach more than one subject. You will not be able to add subjects after your Interim Teaching certificate has been issued.

Visit the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification site for more information and to sign up for your tests.

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