A teacher may earn an additional endorsement in a new major or minor appropriate to the grade level of the original certificate. For example, a secondary certified teacher may add a secondary minor or major such as secondary mathematics to be certified in grade 6-12 mathematics. The elementary certified teacher may complete an elementary major or minor such as elementary mathematics to become certified in grade K-8 mathematics. State of Michigan subject area testing will apply to the addition of endorsement(s) to existing certificates after Sept. 1, 1993.
Successful completion of an approved program, a passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject area test, and 30 to 50 hours of supervised clinical experience in the new endorsement area are required to apply to add an endorsement(s) to an existing certificate through MOECS. Endorsements must be added within five years of program completion and testing. Failure to be certified within this time period will require a program review and a retake of the subject area test(s).