Corps members must take and pass the Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification in order to qualify for interim certification in the region. Upon passing these content-specific tests, corps members must enroll in a certification program with one of our university partners—Oakland University or the University of Michigan. Both university partners offer an optional master's program in addition to the required certification courses. Although corps members complete their commitment to Teach For America in two years, the state of Michigan requires that teachers must be in the classroom for three years before they can receive their provisional teaching certificate.
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Common Certification Questions
How is teaching certification structured in this state/region?
Interim certification can be obtained through our university partners. Corps members take courses throughout their two year commitment.
Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
Is a master's degree required?
University of Michigan, Oakland University