Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
The Michigan Department of Education provides teachers with a five-year teaching certificate that must be renewed through acquiring 150 hours of education-related professional learning. Once renewed, teachers must apply for certificate renewal through the Michigan Department of Education.
VALID RENEWAL HOURS AND CREDITS FOR MICHIGAN TEACHERS:
According to the Michigan Department of Education:
“Education-related professional learning is any opportunity intended to improve an educator’s practice and capacity to perform the work within the profession of education, with a focus on improving student achievement. These opportunities must be aligned to the educator’s grade level of certification and area(s) of endorsement.”
Acceptable forms of credit hours include:
- Satisfactory college semester credit hours at a regionally accredited college or university, with one semester credit hour being equivalent to 25 education-related professional learning hours.
- State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).
- Annual District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) hours.
Each credit hour earned = 25 professional learning hours
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our Academic Credit University-Partnered Courses meet the requirements for Michigan teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Michigan Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you would still like to confirm approval of a course, please feel free to complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the Michigan Department of Education.
REFERENCE: Michigan Department of Education