Michigan State Requirements

Michigan Teacher Certificate Renewal

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Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help with your Michigan Teaching Certificate Renewal. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the salary advancement and teaching relicensure process.

Renewal & Advancement

Renewal of Standard Teaching Certificate

(Michigan educators can use Learners Edge courses to meet this criteria)
Six (6) semester credit hours appropriate to the grade level and content endorsement(s) of the certificate earned from a college or university that is regionally accredited by one of the agencies listed at this site: http://www.chea.org

Learners Edge academic partners holding HLC accreditation (one of the accrediting agencies noted on above site):

Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI), Marygrove College (Detroit, MI), Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD), Lourdes University (Sylvania, OH), Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)

Here is a great link from the Michigan Department of Education on Standard Teaching Certificate Renewal

Progression to the Professional Education Certificate:

Three years of teaching with Standard Teaching Certificate is needed prior to progressing to the Professional Certificate.

Reading Methods Course:

If you completed your teacher preparation program prior to 1985 you need credits in Reading Methods: 6 semester credit hours for elementary teachers and 3 semester credit hours for secondary. If you completed your program after 1985, you have already met this requirement (Learners Edge offers a wide variety of Literacy Courses)

Reading Diagnostics:

3 semester credit hours of reading diagnostics and remediation, including field experience AND 6 semester credit hours in a planned course of study (Learners Edge offers non-degree certificates) OR 6 semester credit hours appropriate to your grade level/content endorsement from a regionally accredited university or college (Learners Edge partners with Marygrove College located in Detroit, MI

Here is a great link from the Michigan Department of Education on Progressing to the Professional Education Certificate.

Renewal of Professional Certificate

6 semester credit hours in a planned course of study (Learners Edge offers non-degree certificates) OR 6 semester credit hours appropriate to your grade level/content endorsement from a regionally accredited university or college (Learners Edge partners with Marygrove College located in Detroit, MI)

Professional Learning Conversion: 1 semester credit = 25 professional learning hours

A helpful link from the Michigan Department of Education on Professional Education Certificate Renewal.

 

Additional information can be found on the Michigan Department of Education website.

Advancing on your District's Salary Scale

We always recommend that you follow any pre-approval requirements in your district before you register for courses.   However, teachers have been using our courses for years for their Michigan teaching license renewal and to advance on their district’s salary scale—and have typically been able to use any of our university/college partners.

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for teaching license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.

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