Teacher Certification

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services at UM-Dearborn (CEHHS) can assist qualified persons who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to pursue a program of study leading to a recommendation for an additional endorsement on a Michigan Standard Teaching Certificate-Elementary (COE) or Secondary (COS).

Initial Teacher Certifications

Certificate-Only Elementary Program (COE), Certificate-Only Secondary Program (COS) are temporarily closed.

Programs for Certified Teachers

Professional Education Certificate (PEC) 

CEHHS offers this program for teachers seeking to earn a Professional Education Certificate or to renew their Standard Teaching Certificate.

Enhancement Program (EP) 

CEHHS offers this program for teachers who currently hold a Michigan Permanent, Standard or Professional Education Certificate and wish to enhance their certificate with an additional area of preparation or endorsement.

Requirements for PEC and EP:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum, cumulative GPA of a 2.75 posted on the transcript
  • PEC or EP Online Application
  • Copy of Current Teaching Certificate
  • Active State of Michigan Teaching ID (if available)