A bachelor's degree is required for initial teacher certification in Michigan.
The Standard Teaching Certificate, previously called the Provisional Certificate, is the first teaching certificate available to Michigan teacher candidates. This certificate allows teachers to provide instruction in the subject(s) and grade level(s) indicated on the certificate. Eligibility requirements for the Standard Certificate vary slightly by teacher education program and are detailed below. The Office of Teacher and Administrator Certification at Western Michigan University provides information to and assists new WMU graduates in obtaining their initial Standard Teaching Certificate. The Standard Certificate is valid for five years from the date of issue and can be renewed indefinitely.
Initial standard certification requirements
Initial certification must be obtained within five years of program completion and testing
Completion of the steps below is required for obtaining your standard certificate: