Advanced Professional Education Certificate (MI)

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Advanced Professional Education Certificate (MI)

The Advanced Professional Education Certificate is issued to those who possess a Michigan Professional Education Certificate.
Certificate Valid for 5 Years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Michigan
Contact Name: Jim Sory
Contact Phone: 517-373-3310
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program
BA Degree + 18 Units for MA
BA Degree + MA Degree

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification

-BA + Completion of teacher program AND
-18 semester credit hours in an approved out of state Master’s program OR
-BA + Completion of teacher program + MA or other higher degree.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
5 minimum years.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:


    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:


Course needed: 3 credit hours of reading methods

The applicant holds national board certification or has completed a teacher leader training or preparation program

The applicant has received 5 consecutive effective or highly effective ratings in the most recent 5-year period.

Program Standards for Advanced Professional:
– National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
– Teacher Leader Preparation Program Standards

ACTFL proficiency scores:
-French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish: Advanced-Low
-Arabic, Chinese, Japanese or Russian: Intermediate-High

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at:

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
AED Recommended
Online courses for First Aid are unacceptable. See:,4615,7-140-5683_14795-75289–,00.html

Copy of Tuberculosis Test Report: Required
TB Test: School District Requirement: 3 years current

Background Check
Online at:,4615,7-140-5683_39798—,00.html


The Advanced Professional Education Certificate is intended to be an indication of an educator’s advanced skills and training in master teaching and/or teacher leadership. However, school districts approach assignments and benefits associated with the certificate differently; therefore, MDE encourages you to talk with your school and district leaders about your district’s approach.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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