Interim Teaching Certificate Alternate Route (MI)

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Interim Teaching Certificate Alternate Route (MI)

Description
The Interim Certificate is awarded to those enrolled in a state approved alternate route program.

Certificate Valid for 5 years

Employment: Required

State Information
State: Michigan
Contact Name: Jim Sory
Contact Phone: 517-373-3310
Contact Email: soryj@michigan.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.michigan.gov/mde

Notes
3 years of satisfactory teaching experience under this certificate in order to be recommended for a Provisional Certificate or Professional Education Certificate.

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

GPA: 3.0

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

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

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.

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
Applicants must be enrolled a in teacher program.

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

TOEFL may be required.

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: https://mdoe.state.mi.us/MOECS/Login.aspx

School District Requirements:
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
Required
AED Recommended
Online courses for First Aid are unacceptable. See:
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_14795-75289–,00.html

Copy of Tuberculosis Test Report: Required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=michigan

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_39798—,00.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Complete 3 years of satisfactory teaching experience under the Interim Certificate in order to be recommended for a Michigan Provisional Certificate or Professional Education.

Notes:
Individuals must be recommended by the approved alternative route provider.
Transcript Evaluation: English translations and Course by Course evaluation is required.

Recommended transcript evaluation agencies:
– World Education and Education Services
http://www.wes.org

– Educational Credential Evaluators
https://www.ece.org

– International Education Research Foundation
http://www.ierf.org

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:43:56 PM


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