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.
We believe in giving you the tools you need to reach your goals, starting with this core foundation:
+ 23 months in cohort professional learning networks to strengthen experience
with a focus on engaging students, real-time coaching & peer collaboration
that emphasizes personalized integration into school wide initiatives
including social- emotional support, cultural competency & student engagement
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. Find out the program details and requirements.