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Michigan Teaching Certificate Programs

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in Michigan. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or Michigan Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

Thinking of switching to special education, bilingual education, or simply a different subject area? An add-on certificate can open up new doors for you professionally and make you a more attractive prospective hire in Michigan.

Michigan’s list of teacher shortage areas, as identified by the U.S. Department of Education, is dominated by special education. The state needs more teachers qualified to work with students with autism, emotional impairment, cognitive impairment, and other learning disabilities. Teachers hired in shortage areas are eligible for deferment or cancellation of some federal student loans, and an advanced certificate in special education may qualify you to teach in one of these shortage areas.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michigan has almost 10,000 special education teachers, and they average around $58,000 – slightly more than other teachers.

Advanced certificate programs in Michigan

Baker College – Auburn Hills, MI. Baker College’s endorsement programs qualify teachers to instruct a number of elementary or secondary subject areas, including math, history, and English language arts.

Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti, MI. Eastern Michigan offers flexible certificate programs, both online and throughout the state. The school’s graduate certificate in educational media and technology focuses on assisting educators in integrating technology both in academic environments and private industry.

Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI. Northern Michigan has certificate and endorsement programs in specialties including elementary education, secondary education, and special education.

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