W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship - Teaching Certification Requirements

The Program Comprises Four Semesters

Summer (Term 1): June 18-August 17, 2012
Fall (Term 2): September 4, 2012 (may meet with mentor teacher week of August 27)
Winter (Term 3): January 7, 2013
Spring (Term 4):  May 7, 2013

Teacher Certification Licensure in Michigan

In addition to the requirements of our program, the State of Michigan has requirements with which you must comply in order to receive teacher certification. These requirements are applicable to all of the teacher certification programs within the state. These requirements include CPR (child and adult) and first aid training; and successful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) and relevant subject-area tests.

CPR & First Aid Training
Michigan Public Act 18 of 2003 requires all teacher candidates to be certified in CPR (child and adult) and first aid prior to being recommended for teacher certification. The legislation stipulates that this training must be completed through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
The MTTC Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) and Subject Area tests are designed and administered by the Michigan Department of Education, and are meant to ensure that each certified teacher has the necessary basic skills and subject-area knowledge to serve in Michigan schools.  The MTTC program currently consists of subject-area tests and a Professional Readiness Exam. The subject-area tests comprise multiple-choice questions and the PRE includes multiple-choice questions in the Reading and Mathematics sections and a constructed-response assignment in the Writing section.

The PRE is offered every month; four times a year in a paper format (October, January, April and July) for $50.00 and nine times a year at Pearson Testing Centers as an on-line test for $130. 

Fellows are expected to take and pass the both the PRE and relevant subject area tests no later than the July test date. Dates and locations of the tests, registration information, test objectives, sample questions, and practice tests are available on the MTTC website: www.mttc.nesinc.com.

Blood-Borne Pathogens Training
Before you begin the program, you are required to complete training to handle blood-borne pathogens. To complete the blood-borne pathogens training please go to the Global Compliance Network website.For instructions on accessing the training module on the site and completing the training, please see the Blood-Borne Pathogens Training Instructions sheet. Training typically takes 30 minutes or less.

Criminal Background Check
Before you are eligible to begin the Teacher Education program you must take steps to satisfy criminal background check requirements for the School of Education and for the school district(s) in which you will be placed. You will receive instructions from the Program Director for completing this requirement during orientation.

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