Michigan Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

Michigan offers two types of certification to teachers from out-of-state who wish to teach in a Michigan classroom. The first option, Provisional Certificate, is for teachers from out-of-state who hold a valid teaching certification, but do  not meet Michigan's examination requirements. The second certification is the Professional Education Certification, which is available to teachers from out-of-state who hold a valid teaching certification and have met the examination requirements of Michigan. To learn more about the certification process, explore the Michigan Department of Education website or call (517) 373-3310.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Michigan.

Alabama Indiana New Hampshire South Dakota
Arizona Kansas New Jersey Tennessee
Arkansas Kentucky New Mexico Texas
California Louisiana New York Utah
Colorado Maine North Carolina Vermont
Connecticut Maryland North Dakota Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts Ohio Washington
Florida Mississippi Oklahoma West Virginia
Georgia Missouri Oregon Wisconsin
Hawaii Montana Pennsylvania Wyoming
Idaho Nebraska Rhode Island  
Illinois Nevada South Carolina  

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