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Location(s) Offered
     •   Battle Creek
     •   Grand Rapids
     •   Muskegon
     •   Southwest
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     •   Face-to-face
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18-hour Professional Teacher Certificate

This program enables teachers who hold a Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate the opportunity to pursue an individualized planned program for the completion of the 18 semester hour continuing education credits that are required by the State of Michigan. Candidates are able to pursue this program after the issuance of the Provisional Certificate, which enables them to embark upon a course of study planned in consultation with an approved teacher preparation institution to earn the Michigan Professional Certificate.

Program Benefits

  • "Self-guided" program allows flexibility to meet your professional development needs
  • Meets state requirements for 18 hours of professional development to earn the Professional Certificate
  • Enables a teacher to complete the requirements for the Michigan Professional Education Teaching certificate without pursuing a master's degree or a new endorsement
  • Some of the coursework may apply towards credit hours in a master's degree program