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Temporary Teacher Certification

Please find the directions to apply for a Michigan temporary teaching certificate here.

Remember: that the temporary certificate is good for one year.  By the end of that year, you must have passed your MTTC exam and have taken first aid/CPR.



CEP Operation

Dear Students,

I know you are receiving a lot of information at this time, and the information is changing as our current situation evolves.  As we enter a time where all instruction will be virtual for the remainder of the academic year, the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP) has made changes to our operations.  

It is our goal at this time to support you and your faculty while you are finishing the semester via virtual classroom space. We have transitioned all of our resources and support services using an online approach for your ease and convenience.

In an effort to support your needs we are asking that all communication with the CEP be through the following:


We will be checking this email regularly.  Please use this email to schedule a virtual meeting with any of our staff or team.  We will work with you to use a variety of tools to communicate with our team.  You can also use this email to request information, resources, or connect with us at any time.


Google Chat/hangout: (if you need assistance with google chat/hangout or want to set up a meeting, please send us an email and we can help you out).

We will be using google chat and the handle umflintteach Monday through Friday from 9-4pm.  We will have our staff available to answer questions and chat with you using this feature.  


Our website: 

We will use our website to post general updates, host information and resources, and communicate formal information (we also be doing this via email).


Social Media: and

We will also be connecting and available via facebook messenger AND posting information on our facebook page.  


Meetings:  We will be using Zoom to conduct virtual appointments with students.  Once you have scheduled the appointment we will email you with a confirmation and link to the Zoom meeting.


During this time, please know that we are here to support you and aid in keeping a connection to the university while you are off-campus completing the semester.  We request your patience when asking questions and requesting support.  We are working hard to support you and will do our best to answer the question or connect you with the faculty/staff member that is best suited to support you. 

Take care, 


The CEP TEam


MTTC Test Centers Close Due to COVID-19



As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, our first priority is health and safety for employees and candidates. Starting Tuesday, March 17, we suspended test delivery at all U.S.- and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers for 30 days until April 16. As a result, most test appointments in this timeframe have been cancelled.

The following links provide information related to the MTTC program, test center closures, and COVID-19. The status of information related to the impact of COVID-19 continues to change. Please check the following pages often for updated information.


University of Michigan Children on Campus Policy

All education students, faculty, and staff are required to complete the UMich HR Children on Campus Background Check. When you are notified from HireRight with a request to complete the background check, you will see an email that looks like the image presented below.



For more information about this requirement, please visit the following websites: