Alert! MDE Educator Certification changes as of June 23, 2014
Effective immediately are changes in MDE rules regarding:
Applicants who have previously been denied certificate renewal or progression to the professional certificate and who have completed one or more of the above, should reapply in MOECS to be granted certification under the new requirements. Reapplying will initiate this process.
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Teachers may apply for a provisional renewal if they have not met all requirements within the five year validity of their INITIAL provisional certificate. They may do this by completing one of the options below. However, ALL HOURS NEED TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN THREE YEARS UPON APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONAL RENEWAL
First renewal requires completion of ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Note:You may NOT use DPPD's for first renewals.
The first renewal is valid for 3 years. If requirements for the professional certificate are not met by the expiration date of the first renewal, a second 3 year renewal may be obtained by completing one of the options above within the three year time limit prior to application.
Note: You may NOT use DPPDs for second renewals.
Candidates for professional certification renewals must meet ONE of the following requirements:
Old SB-CEUs can still be used for professional certification and are recorded in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS)
All credits/hours need to be completed within five years prior to application AND since the issuance of last certificate.