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.
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.
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.
Should a candidates’s enrollment in the Michigan Teachers program be terminated or cancelled for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following policies:
Cancellation can be made in person, by electronic mail, by Certified Mail or by termination.
All monies will be refunded if the Program does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the admission agreement and making an initial payment.
Cancellation after the third (3rd) Business Day, but before the first day teaching, results in a refund of all monies paid to the Program, with the exception of the initial program admission fee ($295).
Cancellation after employment begins as a teacher of record will result in a termination in the collection of monthly payments. All monthly Program payments collected prior to cancellation are non-refundable.
Refunds will be made within 30 days of termination of candidates’ enrollment or receipt of Cancellation Notice from candidate.
The Michigan Teachers Alternative Certification Program provides educator preparation consisting of:
Comprehensive training coursework
Ongoing personal support from Program Advisors
The benefit of our relationships with Michigan school districts, charter and private schools
A Personalized Education Plan to track your progress toward certification
Documentation, resources and support for a job search as an educator
Excellent in-classroom support from experienced educators
Michigan Teachers Admission Process
Michigan Teachers requires all candidates pursuing admission to the program to provide evidence of the following:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Official transcripts with a minimum overall 2.95 GPA and date conferred
Interview with Program Advisor
Passing score on the Electronic Screening Instrument
Passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
Program Pricing Details
The total cost of the program is $5,695, and over 93% of the costs are deferred until you begin teaching.
Pay only $395 for full access to teacher training, expert guidance, and everything you need to be successful in the classroom.
The deferred balance only becomes payable once you are hired as a full-time teacher, and typically in equal monthly installments over 15 months.
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