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Teacher and Administrator Certification

Teacher and Administrator Certification



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In August 2006, Michigan created a new voluntary K-12 Administrator Certification program, whereby students can complete required educational leadership courses from a state-approved university program and receive a single K-12 Administrator Certificate and two “Basic” Endorsements (Principal and Central Office). Recommendations to the state are made based on the following:

If you have completed an Educational Leadership graduate degree at WMU (or required educational leadership courses) complete the application:

You are eligible for an Administrator Certificate and Principal Endorsement if you have completed

  • A Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, K-12 Principalship Concentration at WMU (as listed in the application, table 1, option 1).

OR

  • A non-educational graduate leadership degree (at WMU or elsewhere) and have completed 18 educational credits at WMU approved by ELRT (as listed in the application, table 1, option 2).

You are eligible for a Central Office Endorsement if you have or are eligible to receive the Basic Administrative Certificate AND

  • have completed 21 additional educational leadership credits at WMU (as listed in the application, table 2, option 1).

OR

  • have completed 21 additional educational leadership substitute credits at WMU (as listed in the application, table 2, option 2).

Note:  If you wish to enroll in graduate courses at WMU, you must either apply to enter the M.A., Ed.S. or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership OR apply to be a non-degree seeking student. 

You must have taken the required Educational Leadership degrees and/or courses from WMU in order to be recommended by the WMU Office of Teacher/Administrator Certification.

This information is intended to cover most, but not all, situations. WMU reserves the right to modify these decisions as needed to ensure compliance with state laws and policies governing certification

Conviction Information - If you have a misdemeanor or felony, please review the information