Why should I obtain my MI Teaching Certificate if I am moving?
I heard that if I'm Secondary Education, I only have to take the MTTC subject exam in my MAJOR and that testing and becoming certified in the minor is optional.
That is correct. Secondary teacher education students are NOT required to test in their MINOR subject area test. They may only be certified in their MAJOR if they wish. However, secondary education students must still complete a teaching major and minor to graduate. Obviously, for job marketability reasons, we encourage you to become certified in your minor.
I already have a Bachelor’s Degree but I want to earn a teaching certificate?
Please view the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Process
What are my next steps after receiving my Provisional Certificate?
Please review the Professional Certificate Information Page as you should be working towards this certificate.
What is a Judgment of Sentence or Register of Action and where do I obtain them?
When you apply for your teaching certificate you will be asked if you have or have had any convictions, outstanding changes, misdemeanors or felonies. If you do, you must provide the Teacher Certification Office with a Judgment of Sentence or Register of Action, which is a legal document that must be obtained from the court. If it occurred prior to entering into the Upper Level Education courses you should have provided the College of Education & Human Development with a copy of this document but if you have not you are to request one from court, in the county, where the incident took place.
What do the words "self-contained classroom" mean on my elementary teaching certificate?
Self-contained classroom" means a classroom in which one teacher provides instruction to the same pupils for the majority of the instructional day.