Michigan - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 

The Superintendent of Public Instruction determines the requirements and issues certificates in Michigan.


Except as provided in this act, the superintendent of public instruction shall determine the requirements for and issue all licenses and certificates for teachers, including pre-primary teachers, and the requirements for an endorsement of teachers as qualified counselors and an endorsement of teachers for teaching a foreign language in an elementary grade in the public schools of the state.

Adopting Authority: 
State Department of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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