Teaching in Michigan

You can make an impact

Michigan children need access to diverse educators who seek to inspire the next generation of students. Pass along your passion of learning to influence the future of these children's lives. 


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Join us for an

Education Workforce Job Fair

MDE is pleased to announce two in-person events, in Lansing and Livonia, as well as a virtual fair for added flexibility. The Education Workforce Job Fairs are free of charge for all Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), Public School Academies (PSAs), and educator staffing agencies, as well as all job-seeking candidates. 

2022 Education Workforce Job Fair Dates
- May 11, 2022 - Lansing (campus of Lansing Community College West)
- June 7, 2022 - Virtual
- August 11, 2022 - Livonia (campus of Schoolcraft College)

Information and Registration

Moving to Michigan

Are you already certified in another state?

We are excited you are coming to Michigan. To be employed in a Michigan school, you must hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate or permit. We work hard to match the certificate level and endorsements on your certificate from another state. This may mean you need to complete other requirements necessary for Michigan certification. Submit an application in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) to begin an evaluation by one of our specialists. MOECS will determine which certificate is being applied for based on your answers to application question and you will receive an email with any additional requirements you need to meet.

Learn more

Have Questions?

Visit our Michigan Department of Education Educator Services website or reach out to a certification specialist.





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