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Teacher and Administrator Certification

Endorsement Information

Subject Endorsement(s)

Elementary or Secondary: kids picking out colors

A candidate may earn an additional endorsement in a new major or minor APPROPRIATE to the grade level of the original certificate.  For example, a secondary certified teacher may add a secondary minor or major such as Secondary Mathematics to be certified in grade 6-12 Mathematics. The elementary certified teacher may complete an elementary minor such as Elementary Mathematics to become certified 6-8 Mathematics.

State of Michigan subject area testing will apply to the addition of endorsement(s) to existing certificates after Sept. 1, 1993. Please view the list of additional endorsements and corresponding test numbers.

Special (Adapted) Physical Education

The State Approval Program (22 credits) is only available to teachers who possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate and an endorsement in physical education, special education, or both. This endorsement does not require an MTTC subject exam

Grade-Level Endorsements

A candidate must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours at the following endorsement levels:

State of Michigan subject area testing will apply to the addition of endorsement(s) to existing certificates after Sept. 1, 1993.