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Professional Innovators in Teaching

Discover your alternative path to Michigan teacher certification and additional endorsement.


Advancing your teaching career starts today

Professional Innovators in Teaching is a state-approved Michigan alternative teacher certification program designed to inspire success through innovative real-time coaching and cohort-based instruction. Upon program acceptance, candidates receive an interim teaching certificate and are placed immediately as a classroom teacher. Host schools invest in the development and advancement of each candidate to provide continued support throughout the path to standard teacher certification.

 This isn't just another program - it's an opportunity

 We believe in giving you the tools you need to reach your goals, starting with this core foundation:

13 month program

+ 23 months in cohort professional learning networks to strengthen experience

classroom time

with a focus on engaging students, real-time coaching & peer collaboration

personal plan

that emphasizes personalized integration into school wide initiatives

expert coaching

including social- emotional support, cultural competency & student engagement


Interested in the program?

Professional Innovators in Teaching is a state-approved, full-year apprenticeship model that leads to a standard teacher certification in Michigan. Through this post-baccalaureate program, candidates learn to teach by teaching in mission-focused public charter schools. Discover how to get started & more!

How it works