Teacher Certifications and Endorsements - Statewide

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Ferris can help you move your teaching career forward and make a difference in your students' lives. We offer a variety of teacher certifications and endorsements in locations across Michigan.

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Available Certifications and Endorsements

Additional Endorsements

You must have been issued a valid teaching certificate on which to add a new endorsement. The additional endorsement may be completed in any major or minor content area which FSU has been approved to offer. The appropriate MTTC content area test must be passed for the endorsement to be added to the valid certificate

Program Name on the Application: Teacher Certification - Additional Endorsement (Post Baccalaureate)

This option may be delivered at the undergraduate level (no financial aid) or at the graduate level with the possibility of financial aid.

Locations
Pre-Admission Advisor:

Michelle Kelenske
(231) 591-3642
[email protected]

Continuing Student Advisor:
Mike Ennis
(810) 762-5156
[email protected]
Make Appointment

Certificate Renewal

This certificate is the next level of certificate following the Provisional Certificate. Contact the FSU Teacher Certification Office for information on rules for renewing certificates. 

Program Name on the Application: Planned Program/Renewal

If the requirements for this advanced certificate are completed at the undergraduate/post baccalaureate level, there may be no financial aid available. If the requirements are completed in a graduate degree program, financial aid could be available.

Locations
Pre-Admission Advisor:

Michelle Kelenske
(231) 591-3642
[email protected]

Continuing Student Advisor:
Mike Ennis
(810) 762-5156
[email protected]
Make Appointment

Elementary Endorsement on Secondary Certificate

This program is designed for those who hold a Secondary Certificate and plan to add the Elementary endorsement. Teachers seeking this endorsement must complete the Planned Program minor in addition to the Elementary Education courses, as described on their individual program check lists. Candidates for the Elementary endorsement must pass the Elementary Education MTTC test.

Program Name on the Application: Teacher Certification - Additional Endorsement (Post Baccalaureate)

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Locations
Pre-Admission Advisor:

Michelle Kelenske
(231) 591-3642
[email protected]

Continuing Student Advisor:
Mike Ennis
(810) 762-5156
[email protected]
Make Appointment

Secondary Certificate

The Secondary Certificate is the initial certificate issued upon completion of an approved program. The holder of this certificate is eligible to teach grades 6-12 in their content area major and minor provided the appropriate MTTC tests have been passed. If you are completing a Secondary Teacher Education bachelor's degree, or if you currently hold a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field you will begin with this level of certification.

Program Name on the Application:

  • Teacher Certification - English Education (Post Baccalaureate)
  • Teacher Certification - Social Studies Education (Post Baccalaureate)

A post-baccalaureate program for first time teachers that is not eligible for financial aid.

Locations
Pre-Admission Advisor:

Michelle Kelenske
(231) 591-3642
[email protected]

Continuing Student Advisors:

Flint
Mike Ennis
(810) 762-5156
[email protected]
Make Appointment

Secondary Endorsement on a Standard Certificate

This program is designed for those who hold a Standard Certificate and plan to add a Secondary endorsement. Teachers who seek this endorsement must complete the requirements for a specific secondary content major and pass the appropriate content MTTC test, as well as completing the required Secondary Education courses as indicated on their individual program check lists.

Program Name on the Application: Teacher Certification - Additional Endorsement (Post Baccalaureate)

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Locations
Pre-Admission Advisor:

Michelle Kelenske
(231) 591-3642
[email protected]

Continuing Student Advisors:

Flint
Mike Ennis
(810) 762-5156
[email protected]
Make Appointment

Standard Certificate

The Standard Certificate is the initial certificate issued upon completion of an approved program. The holder of this certificate is eligible to teach grades K-5 in their content areas after passing the required MTTC test for Elementary teachers. Candidates for an elementary-level teaching certificate who wish to teach grades 6-8 in specific content areas must also pass the appropriate MTTC tests in order to qualify for the endorsements. Those seeking the ZS endorsement must also complete the Early Childhood minor and pass the appropriate MTTC test.

Program Name on the Application: Teacher Certification - Elementary Education (Post Baccalaureate)

Locations
Pre-Admission Advisor:

Michelle Kelenske
(231) 591-3642
[email protected]

Continuing Student Advisors:

Flint
Mike Ennis
(810) 762-5156
[email protected]
Make Appointment

Grand Rapids
Liza Ing
(231) 591-5362
[email protected]

Lansing
Jeff Bean
(810) 762-0461
[email protected]
Make Appointment

Scottville
Liza Ing
(231) 591-5362
[email protected]

Standard CTE Certificate

The Standard CTE Certificate is the initial occupational certificate. With this certificate you are eligible to teach grades 9-12 in the occupational major, in a reimbursed vocational program.

Program Name on the Application: Teacher Certification - Technical/Vocational Education (Post Baccalaureate)

A post-baccalaureate program for first time teachers which is not eligible for financial aid.

Locations
Pre-Admission Advisor:

Michelle Kelenske
(231) 591-3642
[email protected]

Continuing Student Advisors:

Flint
Mike Ennis
(810) 762-5156
[email protected]
Make Appointment