1. No two-letter code will appear on your teaching certificate for this endorsement; instead, the grade level will be described in words.
2. World Language MTTCs are not offered every month; check the MTTC website for availability. World Language majors must also meet MDE requirements on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) before Intern Teaching and for certification. See your World Language advisor for details.
3. Per Michigan Department of Education Administrative Rules
- The MTTC subject area test remains valid for five years from the date the test was taken and may be used to obtain certification until that time, so long as that area of endorsement is still available from the Michigan Department of Education.
For example, a test taken on July 15, 2020 is valid for initial certification or an additional endorsement July 15, 2025. If the subject is not added to a MI teaching certificate by July 15, 2025, the candidate must re-test.
4. Once a subject and grade level are added to a Michigan teaching certificate, the five-year validity of the MTTC is irrelevant. MI certified teachers will not have to retake an MTTC subject area test once it has been passed and that subject and grade level appear on one’s Michigan teaching certificate. An additional (new) test may be required to change grade levels in a subject area, however.
5. Currently, a Michigan Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate is valid for teaching in subject areas (major and/or minor) in grades six through twelve, unless the major is designed for grades kindergarten through twelve.
6. An Elementary Standard Teaching Certificate is valid for teaching:
- All subjects in grades kindergarten to fifth grade,
- All subjects in a kindergarten through eighth grade self-contained classroom (where one teacher provides the majority of instruction)
- Grades kindergarten through eight in a subject in which the applicant has completed a major or minor, passed the appropriate MTTC, and added the subject area endorsement to their certificate through MOECS.
7. MTTC certification requirements vary by teaching program. Please refer to the chart below for specific requirements and contact the WMU Certification Office with questions: email@example.com or 269-387-3473.