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The Special Education endorsement track is available for educators who already hold an interim, standard or professional teacher certification in the state of Michigan. The program features 12 months of intensive coaching and curriculum, followed by 3 additional years of coaching and support under your interim license. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about the process of applying, getting admitted, and getting started, as well as some key details about our curriculum and learning models. This program is more than learning content. It's building skills, practicing peer mentoring, getting real-time feedback from experts and more - so that when you step into a classroom, you're not just a teacher - you're a rock star.
The eligibility checklist is simple: if you hold a Bachelor's degree, a passion for educating children, and are seeking a program that offers an immersive, collaborative network of colleagues. Apply now!
Once you're accepted into the program, you'll get connected with our coaches, processes and digital program community.
You will receive your school placement, and apply for a full-year permit in that role.
Our program offers a residency-based model, where you'll spend your apprenticeship learning research-supported, leading curriculum, applying those concepts while teaching in the classroom, and getting real-time feedback from expert coaches and fellow program participants.
To move forward with your endorsement, all candidates must show evidence of passing the MI Test for Teacher Certification. Our program offers unique coahcing and resources to help you pass with flying colors. Once completed, you will be awarded your Interim Endorsement for Special Education.
During your three year program, you'll be required to take a minimum of 16 hours in enrichment courses and have the opportunity to engage with peers our exclusive digital learning network.
After completing year three of teaching within the program, (meeting the requirements of effective teaching), you'll be recommended for standard certification.
This program is divided into four key categories - each with diverse learning models built to help you practice the practical skills you'll use every day in the classroom. Click on a category to see a detailed course list!
We believe that the best educators have the confidence and the skills to innovate in the classroom, and adapt to the modern needs of students. Our program integrates diverse learning strategies that each offer unique peer and expert feedback loops.
Our program coordinators work with you one-on-one to determine your specific pricing and to talk through payment options. The program costs $11,500, but there are available scholarship opportunities, tuition reimbursements, etc. Here's what that gets you: