Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Michigan

Become a Teacher in Michigan

Are you looking to make a difference? Enrolling in a online teacher certification program can help you meet the requirements to become a teacher and teach you the necessary skills to become an effective educator.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Michigan, you must meet all of Michigan's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Completion of an elementary or secondary teacher education program that includes student teaching and is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
  • Secondary education teacher candidates must have a major or the equivalent in the subject area for which they are seeking certification.
  • Possession of a valid certificate of course completion for First Aid training that includes CPR for both children and adults.
  • Passing scores on the required MTTC basic skills exam.
  • Passing scores on the required MTTC content exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Michigan, please check the Michigan Department of Education website:
Michigan Department of Education Web site
(517) 373-3324
MDEweb@michigan.gov

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