Note: Initial certification must be obtained 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).
Candidates seeking initial secondary certification, including K-12, must pass the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject area test(s) in the major area(s) of preparation—regardless of areas in which they will intern teach—prior to certification.¹
In addition to a passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject area test in their language, candidates in Spanish, French, German and Russian must achieve a minimum score of Advanced Low and candidates in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese must achieve a minimum score of Intermediate High on the Oral Proficiency Interview prior to internship and certification
The elementary education test (#103) is mandatory for all candidates seeking elementary certification including all special education and early childhood candidates.
¹Public act 282 (1992) and 267 (1986).