Expert In Residence Permit (MI)

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Expert In Residence Permit (MI)

An expert in residence permit may be issued to employ an individual to teach a specific subject area for 2 or fewer hours a day.

Permit Valid for 1 Year (Until Aug. 31)
Employment: 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:

The permit is limited to 2 Hours of Instruction Per Day for Grades 9-12 ONLY.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

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:

Orientation to Teaching

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

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:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Orientation to Teaching must include classroom management, instructional strategies, and working with diverse learners.

The Michigan Department of Education requires students who wish to teach French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish to demonstrate an “Advanced-Low” level of proficiency. Students who wish to teach Arabic, Chinese, Japanese or Russian must demonstrate an “Intermediate-High” level of proficiency to become certified.

Applicant needs minimum 5 years work experience in the last 7 years. Applicants who teach a world language are exempt from this work requirement, but are required to demonstrate oral language proficiency by exam.

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: School District
Online at:

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher

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: Must be 3 years current

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required

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

Renewal: Renewable
May be renewed without requiring re-posting and advertising of the position.

Districts/schools must apply for permits through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS)

If the district/school applied for an Expert in Residence permit, the district/school is required to send supporting documentation to OPPS before the application can be reviewed.

$45 application fee due in 30 days of permit approval.
Transcript Evaluation: English translations and Course by Course evaluation is required.

Recommended transcript evaluation agencies:
– World Education and Education Services

– Educational Credential Evaluators

– International Education Research Foundation

It is restricted to applicants who do not meet eligibility requirements for Full Year or Emergency permits.

This permit can only be issued if a school district cannot find a certified person for the assignment.

It requires the applicant to have demonstrated unusual distinction or exceptional talent in the field of specialization that will be taught.

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

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