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Have questions about becoming a certified teacher in Michigan?
We’ve got answers! If you don’t see your answer here, please call us at 866.441.7076, or send an email to Teach@MichiganTeachers.org.

All you have to pay to get started is $395! This up-front cost gives you immediate access to your online training and all the resources you need to get started! The remaining balance of $5,300 is due once you are hired, and is completely contingent upon you getting a full time teaching position!

You can get started now! We have rolling admissions throughout the year. All we need is your official transcripts and passing Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) score report.

If you start or complete our training and decide teaching is not for you, the remaining balance of the program fee is not due. It is completely contingent upon getting hired.

You are eligible to begin looking for a teaching position as soon as you are admitted into our program, submitted your First Aid & CPR certification, and have completed your Classroom Readiness training.

Once you have been hired, you will submit your ‘I Got a Job’ form in your Intern Portal so that we may verify your employment. Once verified, we will email you to apply for an Interim Teaching Certificate through the Michican Online Educator Certification System (MOECS).

You can send your official transcripts multiple ways. The quickest method to get started is for your university to send electronic official transcripts to Transcripts@MichiganTeachers.org. If your university does not have this as an option, you can mail official transcripts to our national headquarters at 5599 San Felipe Street, Suite 600 Houston, Texas 77056.

The length of the program is up to you! Our online training is self-paced and made to fit your schedule, so you can keep your current job while preparing to become a teacher. Once you have completed Phase I of your online training you can start looking for your new teaching position. You will complete three years of teaching with full pay and full benefits, and then receive your Standard Certification upon completion of the MARITC program.

The certificate you receive through our program comes directly from the State of Michigan Department of Education and is the same Standard Certificate you would receive via any other route to certification in the state. Certification and licensure requirements vary from state to state, so contact each state’s department of education that you are looking to move to verify the reciprocation process.

Michigan Alternative Route to Interim Teaching Certification (MARITC) is the official title of type of program approved by law that Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow operates under. Click here to view the state description of our route to becoming a teacher.

Applicants to Michigan Alternative Route to Interim Teaching Certification (MARITC) programs such as ours do not need classroom experience. Our training is designed for all types of candidates, including those who have never stepped foot inside a classroom. The Classroom Readiness portion (Phase I) of our training provides a comprehensive base of teaching knowledge to prepare you for your first teaching job.

Yes, you will be required to complete a federal background check to receive an Interim Teaching Certificate.

The tests and associated fees vary based on your individual experience and can be found on our Pricing page.

Our advisors will help you determine which exams you need to take if you call 866.441.7076 or email us at Teach@MichiganTeachers.org. We also have a wide variety of materials available on our study resources page to help you.

Feel free to give us a call during regular business hours at 866.441.7076 or email us at Teach@MichiganTeachers.org.

When you are hired as a full time teacher of record in our program you will receive full pay and full benefits.

We have a library full of resources services to help you prepare for your interview, craft a great teaching resume, and get hired as a full time teacher. Check out our Job Search Resources.

With the flexibility of the Michigan Teachers program, you can work at any school across the state! You choose the public, private, or charter school that works for you.

Yes, having a completed Bachelor’s Degree is a requirement for admission into our program. The first item you will send to us to become admitted into the program is your official transcript with date conferred.

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