Online PD Courses for teachers in Michigan (MI)
(not a Michigan teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching certificate in Michigan?
The Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) is where educators go to get up-to-date forms and renew their teaching certificate. The first step is to log-in, then update your personal information, next, add your professional learning, and follow the application steps.
Teaching Certificates are five-year teaching certificates with unlimited renewals. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year. Educated-related professional learning must be completed since the issue date of the most recent certificate.
What state requirements does a teacher in MI need to meet for recertification?
Teachers and school administrators, as well as school psychologists, renewing a license or certificate must complete 150 hours aligned to the professional’s grade level of certification and area(s) of endorsement from these PD categories for renewal:
- 6 college semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
1 semester credit hour = 25 education-related professional learning hours
- District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) hours
1 DPPD hour = 1 professional learning hour
- State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)
How do I contact the Michigan Department of Education?
Contact the Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
The information and courses listed on this page are presented as of February 20, 2020. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing requirements. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.