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Teacher and Administrator Certification

Conviction Information

Certification

The Michigan Department of Education approves certification (not WMU). A degree does not guarantee certification and certification does not guarantee employment.

If you have any conviction or civil infraction, you will need to provide WMU with the Judgment of Sentence or Register of Action or Case History obtained from the court(s) where you were convicted and/or fined.

WMU may have problems placing you in a school settting for internship, and is not responsible if you are not accepted for placement.

Certification is not guaranteed when you have a conviction and certain convictions will prohibit certification (see below).

Michigan Department of Education School Safety Legislation

Convictions that will prohibit certification

Listed Offenses

Enumerated Misdemeanor Convictions Required Disclosure

Required Disclosure and Immediate Suspension of Certificate Upon Conviction