An additional endorsement is considered a new level endorsement when a secondary-level endorsement is added to an elementary certificate. Please see Adding a New Level Endorsement to an Existing Certificate for more information.
If your initial teacher preparation and certification occurred in another state, you will need to apply directly to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for a Michigan teaching certificate. The MDE will evaluate your transcript(s) to determine if you have already satisfied Michigan’s original reading requirement with appropriate coursework in reading instruction (this would usually… Read More »
Incomplete applications are processed after complete applications have been processed. For timely processing, all instructions given to interns during the spring Certification Meetings should be followed. Common errors include (a) failure to sign the CPR and First Aid cards/certificates and (b) failure to submit copies of both sides of those cards or the certificate. The… Read More »
Yes! Many states require that you be certified in your “home” state (i.e., the state in which you completed your teacher preparation program) before applying for a certificate/license in their state. Your Michigan teaching certificate also serves as a permanent record documenting your completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program. Many states have reciprocity agreements… Read More »
As you prepare to submit your application, be sure to follow all of the instructions you received during your spring Certification Meeting. Be sure you have included all required materials (see Requirements for Initial Teacher Certification for more information). You must sign your Adult/Child CPR and First Aid cards/certificates. You must submit a copy of… Read More »
You must see a teacher certification advisor in 134 Erickson to develop a plan for adding the RX endorsement. MSU students should schedule an appointment online. Teachers and others who are not MSU students should schedule an appointment by calling 517-353-9680 (this can be a telephone appointment). Requirements include: A total of 36-43 semester credits… Read More »
Holding the Social Studies (RX) endorsement makes a teacher highly qualified to teach Social Studies as well as History, Economics, Political Science, Geography, and Civics/Government without passing the individual Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in the sub-areas.
Consistent with “No Child Left Behind” legislation, a teaching major or minor in one of the Social Studies sub-areas (History, Economics, Political Science and Geography) does not qualify a teacher to teach Social Studies. For example, a teacher who is certified to teach History is not highly qualified to teach Social Studies or any of… Read More »
The “RX” Social Studies endorsement can be added to an existing elementary or secondary teaching certificate. It can also be added to an initial secondary Provisional Certificate as an extra teaching major if a student has a teaching major or minor in History. Social studies is a teaching major option for elementary education certification.
At MSU, the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Special Education does not lead to initial teacher certification. However, certified teachers can earn an additional endorsement in Learning Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders through the master’s degree program. Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue initial certification as an elementary and… Read More »