Michigan – State Information

MEA President: Bill Vliek
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Ryan Shaw
ALF Member Email: rydshaw@gmail.com

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/13/2021
Adjourns: 12/2021

Meeting in person in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline None
Introduction Deadlines None
Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D)
Education Committee Chairs

House CHAIR: Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Brad Paquette (R)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Lana L. Theis (R)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Kenneth B. Horn (R)

Partisan Split House: R       Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 517-373-0135
Senate Secretary Contact 517-373-2400
Carryover to 2022 Yes

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule 2nd Tuesday of every month
State Superintendent Michael Rice

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Paula Daniels, Education Consultant Manager 517-373-4004
Title IV Director Not found
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds September 1 – November 30 deadline


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

MI Music PK-12 Standard (5-year)
Professional (5-year)
Advanced Professional (5-year)
None Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC): Music Education None No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $160 application (in-state)
$210 application (out-of-state or Advanced Professional)
Yes https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_14795_83462—,00.html https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_14795_83462—,00.html June 2020

COVID-19 Information

MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in-person learning can only occur in a region that’s in the fourth, fifth, or sixth phase of reopening. All regions are currently cleared for reopening, but districts can decide if they want to do so.

Title IV Success Stories