Teacher and Administrator Certification

Mary Idema Pew Library

Please note: All students seeking teacher certification will need to undergo a criminal background check before being recommended to the Michigan Department of Education. Please contact the College of Education with questions regarding a criminal background check. Email: thelenan@gvsu.edu or coeserve@gvsu.edu

The Teacher Certification Bulletin contains information regarding initial Professional Teacher Certification and Renewal of a Provisional Teaching Certificate.

Teacher and Administrator Certification Application Instructions. A detailed powerpoint explaining the certification process is also available here.  Students must apply online directly through the Michigan Department of Education's website: MOECS.