Individualized Student Plan (ISP)
Looking for Endorsement? Currently certified teachers can use an Individualized Student Plan (ISP) to add endorsements to their Michigan teaching certificate. The ISP is designed to meet MDE certification requirements for those seeking to add an additional endorsement(s) through an alternative route program. Certified teachers can have their transcripts evaluated for the ISP program and save both time and money in adding new endorsements to their current certificate.
- New endorsements can be added via an interim teaching certificate immediately or in as little as one semester
- Peer mentoring and coursework provided throughout the three year program
- New cohorts beginning each January, May, and August
- A program model which respects and accommodates the needs of working adults offering classes remotely in the evening
- A wide range of elementary, secondary, and K-12 endorsements available
- Currently special education is not offered
- A major or minor is not required for additional endorsements
- Affordable tuition and costs
Transcript Evaluation Requirements
- Coursework completed as part of the teacher’s formal education program
- Coursework completed at an accredited teacher preparation institution
- Course grade is B (3.0) or higher
- Addresses outcomes of current ARC course
- Submitted to the program when the Individual Student Plan (ISP)is requested
Requirements for Admission to Schoolcraft College’s Alternative Route Program (ARC)
- Bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 point scale)*
- Pass the criminal background check
- Individualize Student Plan only– Pass the applicable MTTC Subject Area Exam(s) prior to admission
- Individualized Student Plan only- Copy of current Michigan teaching certificate
- Individualized Student Plan only– Letter of recommendation (teaching effectiveness)from current Administrator or copy of the prior two years of Michigan teacher effectiveness rating
ISP ARC Program
- For teachers with an ISP, the peer mentoring program may be arranged for 1 to 6 semesters. The length of the peer mentoring experience will be determined by the ARC program, based on the experience level of the teacher and the demonstrated ability to teach the new endorsement content effectively.
- All teachers, regardless of the amount of peer mentoring they will receive, will be sponsored by the ARC program for the initial three years of having and using the new endorsement. This will include continuing support of the college instructional coach, coursework as indicated on the ISP, actively teaching for three years, and completion of related program requirements.
ARC Contact Information
- This program requires an application and special admission process. Contact the ARC Program, to complete an application or for additional information at 734‑462‑4335, [email protected] or visit About Alternate Route to Interim Teacher Certification.
- For more information on Michigan Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification (MARITC), call 517-335-6615.
- For more information on certification, please contact: Michigan Department of Education, 608 W. Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-3310, [email protected]
- Individuals and schools interested in learning more about the ARC program can contact the Teacher Education Office at 734-462-4335 or Dr. Karen Young at [email protected].
Please Note: Requirements for admission to the program are subject to change at any time.