Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Michigan


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_14795---,00.html
State information on reciprocity http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Out_Of_State_Applicants_534635_7.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Michigan is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. M.C.L.A. 380.1531
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No. Except that the CPR course requirement is waived for individuals who have physical limitations making it impracticable to complete the instruction and obtain the required certification. M.C.L.A. 380.1531d
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Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Candidates who have three years of successful teaching experience matching their out-of-state certificate are eligible for a Professional License and are not required to meet additional assessment requirements if they: 1) have at least eighteen semester hours in a planned program completed since the issuance of his/her initial, standard teaching certificate, and 2) hold a valid certificate from another state in the subject area(s) and grade levels for which he/she is seeking Michigan certification. All other candidates must pass a test of basic skills and the appropriate subject area tests, or approved alternatives, to be eligible for licensure. (Applicants who have completed a state-approved teacher preparation program that included student teaching but who do not hold an out-of-state certificate AND applicants who completed an alternative route teacher certification program in another state and who hold an out-of-state certificate must pass a test of basic skills and appropriate subject area tests from the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, or approved alternatives, to be eligible to receive a Provisional License. Applicants who hold a valid, standard teaching certificate from another state but who have not met assessment requirements can be issued a Temporary Teacher Employment Authorization and teach for one year while completing assessment requirements.) Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates who have three years of successful teaching experience matching their out-of-state certificate are eligible for a Professional License and are not required to meet additional assessment requirements if they: 1) have at least eighteen semester hours in a planned program completed since the issuance of his/her initial, standard teaching certificate, and 2) hold a valid certificate from another state in the subject area(s) and grade levels for which he/she is seeking Michigan certification. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. Except that candidates who have “taught successfully” for three years may be eligible to receive a Professional License. M.C.L.A. 380.1531
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Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Michigan has two main licensure levels: Provisional and Professional. Candidates who have three years of successful teaching experience matching their out-of-state certificate are eligible for a Professional License and are not required to meet additional assessment requirements if they: 1) have at least eighteen semester hours in a planned program completed since the issuance of his/her initial, standard teaching certificate, 2) hold a valid certificate from another state in the subject area(s) and grade levels for which he/she is seeking Michigan certification, and 3) meet the reading credit requirement. M.C.L.A. 380.1531
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. The licensure application and evaluation fees for spouses of military personnel can be reimbursed. In addition, the Department of Education has a dedicated staff member who guides spouse applicants through the licensure process.

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