Teaching Certification

Teaching is an especially demanding, yet particularly rewarding profession. Few careers ask so much of a person’s character and creativity, and few professions give as much satisfaction in return. Teacher certification provides professional opportunities for teaching in public, parochial, and private schools, grades K-12.

Judy Alhamisi, Ed.D.
Steffanie Bowles, Ph.D.
Mary Katherine Hamilton, IHM, Ed.D.
Vivian Johnson, Ph.D.
Chukwunyere Okezie, Ph.D.
James Rivard, Ed.D.
Chenfeng Zhang, Ph.D.

Teacher Certification

Undergraduate Teacher Certification

For prospective teacher certification students who do not have a Bachelor's degree. Students in the Undergraduate Teacher Certification program receive a State of Michigan Teaching Certificate after completing all requirements and receiving a Bachelor's degree. A Bachelor's degree is required to obtain a Teaching Certificate.
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M.Ed. + Teacher Certification

Students who already have a Bachelor's degree may choose the Master's of Education Plus Teacher Certification program. Students will receive a teaching certificate after completing all requirements, along with a Master's degree.
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Teacher Certification for Post Degree Students

Students who already have a Bachelor's degree (Post Degree Students), may want to obtain a Teacher Certification without the Master's degree. Students must have a teachable major.
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State of Michigan Teacher Certification Information

Tamiko Ogburn
Compliance Officer
Phone: 313 927 -1705
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For Initial Teacher Certification Candidates

Following the completion of student teaching, Initial Teacher Certification Candidates will need to apply for certification through the Teacher Certification Officer. All Teacher Certification is processed on MOECS, through the Michigan Department of Education. Please contact the Certification Officer for more information on certification.