Meeting Michigan State Requirements

What’s Your Goal?

Renew My Michigan Certificate

We have helped thousands of Michigan educators meet their certificate renewal requirements, increase their salaries and advance their careers. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education courses meet MDE renewal requirements. 

Meet Renewal Requirements

Credit Conversion

1 Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education semester credit = 25 professional learning hours

Each Teaching Channel with Learners Edge 3-credit course requires approximately 45 hours for course completion.

Michigan University Partner

Andrews University, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, is our in-state partner for your license renewal and salary advancement needs.

Andrews University

Interested in checking out our full University Partner line-up? Click here for more info: University Partners

The Standard and Professional Teaching Certificates are five-year teaching certificates with unlimited renewals.

Standard renewal: Complete 150 hours of Education Related Professional Learning (equivalent to 6 semester credits at Teaching Channel with Learners Edge) or an education-related masters or higher degree earned at any time from a regionally accredited college or university (may be used one time to renew the Standard Teaching Certificate).

Professional renewal: Complete 150 hours of Education Related Professional Learning (equivalent to 6 semester credits at Teaching Channel with Learners Edge)

Listed below are a few examples of course selections to satisfy six (6) semester hours (or 150 hours) of acceptable credit on varying topics:

Select from our 1, 2 and 3 credit courses to meet your Michigan certificate renewal needs. 

Progression To Professional Teaching Certificate After holding a Standard Teaching Certificate, you may advance to a Professional Teaching Certificate by meeting these five requirements:
  • Complete three years of successful teaching
  • Complete six (6) semester hours of reading methods course work as an elementary teacher, or three (3) semester hours as a secondary teacher. If you completed your teacher preparation program in Michigan since 1985, you have met this requirement.
  • Complete three (3) semester hours of reading diagnostics and remediation, including a field experience. We recommend SPED 645 through Andrews University to complete this requirement. Register here.
  • Complete 150 hours of education-related professional learning or hold an education related master’s degree. This equates to six (6) semester credit hours, so you can choose two 3-credit courses from our course catalog to meet this requirement.
  • Effectiveness ratings in accordance with MLC 380.1531j 

Select from our 1, 2 and 3 credit courses to progress your Michigan certificate.  

For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Education.

Advance Your Salary

Increase your annual and lifetime salary through salary advancement by completing graduate-level, continuing education courses or a graduate program with American College of Education (ACE)

Already have a Master’s Degree? Maximize your education return on investment with our 5-Course Lane Change Bundle.

Teaching Channel with Learners Edge partners with highly respected colleges and universities to provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses for educators. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge University Partners are accredited by various agencies including: CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU WSCUC.

Not sure which University Partner to choose?

ACE  is our preferred partner for many reasons including its accredited status and educator-focused graduate-level programs.

District requirements vary; please refer to your contract or seek district guidance or pre-approval as needed.

University Partners for Michigan Educators

Andrews University, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, is our in-state partner for your license renewal and salary advancement needs.

Why You Should Enroll in Courses as a Long-Term Investment

In many districts, teachers gain a salary increase when they accrue graduate-level credits. But have you considered the money you leave on the table when you delay accruing those credits?

Teachers who gain an extra $8K in salary 20 years before retirement bring home an extra $160K in earnings. And those teachers may also receive a higher pension by finishing their careers at an advance salary level. Compare that to the educator who achieves that goal 10 years later: $80K less income. See what credit accrual could mean for you by using our salary calculator. Be sure to check our course bundles that let you accrue credits at less cost and on a pay-as-you-learn plan.

Bundle Your Savings

Pay a lot less with our course bundles, plus go even easier on your budget with a monthly payment plan.

3 course bundle

3-Course Bundle

Choose three 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save $187.

5 course bundle

5-Course Bundle

Choose five 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $380.

10 course bundle

10-Course Bundle

Choose ten 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $760.

Enhance Your
Salary and Career

We are proud partners with American College of Education (ACE). Named #2 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023, ACE ensures you can learn and grow as far as you desire for your teaching career.

Find the advanced degree you need at an exceptionally low price through our special partnership with ACE.

Save up to 84% on Tuition Costs

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Master’s Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$8,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$10,000

National Average Cost
of an M.Ed. Degree
$54,000

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Doctoral Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$22,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$24,000

National Average
Cost of an EdD Degree
$111,900

Take Advantage of Group Savings

Gather your group and get the best course pricing available. It’s easy to sign up and organize. As your group grows, so does your discount.