Professional Temporary Teacher Employment Authorization (MI)

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Professional Temporary Teacher Employment Authorization (MI)

The Professional Temporary Teacher Employment Authorization allows out-of-state candidates one year to meet Michigan’s reading methods requirement.

Certificate Valid for 1 Year
Candidate has never held a Michigan teaching Certificate.
Employment: Not Required

The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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 Professional Teaching certificate may be issued once passing test scores are verified by MDE.

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 and MA or other higher degree.

As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Must have valid out of state teaching certificate.

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:
3 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 required. Note: This authorization is for one who has not completed the required Reading Methods Coursework.

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

Out of state teacher program should have assessed Oral Language Proficiency.

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

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required

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

Renewal: Nonrenewable

Out of state applicants must submit all documents on time in one package.
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

This authorization will transfer to Michigan Professional Education Certificate.

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

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