You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help Michigan teachers with salary advancement.
*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.
The following information is from the Michigan Department of Education.
Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support Michigan teachers.
Michigan teachers will need 150 hours of education-related professional learning or 6 semester credits from a regionally accredited college.
[1 graduate course credit = 25 professional learning hours / TPAI 3-credit course = 75 professional learning hours.]
The Standard Teaching Certificate is a five-year teaching certificate with unlimited renewals. Each renewal adds five years to the certificate’s validity. A renewal can be requested any time after January 1 of the expiration year.
Education-Related Professional Learning Options:
One of the following Education-Related Professional Learning options must be earned since the issue date of the most recent Standard Teaching Certificate or renewal.
These hours must be entered into Michigan Online Educator Certification System(MOECS) prior to applying for the renewal for the system to recognize your eligibility:
• 6 semester credit hours appropriate to the content and grade level of the certificate and endorsement from a regionally accredited college or university; or
• 6 semester hours in a planned course of study* from a regionally accredited college or university; or
• 150 Michigan State Continuing Education Clock Hours(SCECHs) appropriate to the content and grade level of the certificate and endorsement; or
• 150 hours of Michigan District Provided Professional Development(DPPD) appropriate to the content and grade level of the certificate and endorsement. • Any combination of the above.
[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]
For further information, see the Michigan Department of Education.