If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, Schoolcraft College has a program for you.

June 14, 2019

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ROOM CHANGE-Join us for our free information sessions on July 9 at 11 a.m. in the VisTaTech-Room VT550 or July 10 at 4 p.m. in the Applied Science Building-Room AS 820.

Please register for the INFO SESSIONS using the link below by July 8, 2019:

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Approximately 90 new candidates sign up each year for the Alternate Route for Interim Teacher Certification (ARC) Program. The program is approved by the State of Michigan to offer an Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification Program. This program is designed for college graduates, who meet specific admission requirements to become certified classroom teachers using a robust, accelerated preparation program. The teaching certificate will make it possible for graduates to teach in Michigan’s public, charter, and parochial classrooms in a wide variety of disciplines.

According to Associate Dean Dennis K. Genig, Ed.D., Education and Occupational Programs, “The ARC Program enables qualified individuals who are passionate about becoming teachers to realize their goal in as little as one semester.”

Unlike the traditional teacher preparation program, the alternate route candidate’s certification is not contingent on their academic major or minor. In addition, currently certified teachers can now also use the ARC program to add additional endorsements to their teaching certificates. Candidates will complete the current ARC coursework and requirements. As in the case of initial certification, a major or minor is not required. 

Why Choose Schoolcraft’s Teacher Preparation Program?

  • State of Michigan approved and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Academically rigorous program
  • Elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs available
  • Currently certified teachers can add additional endorsements to their certificates
  • Peer mentoring and professional development provided throughout the program
  • Affordable tuition and costs
  • Respects and accommodates the needs of working adults and second career individuals
  • Job placement opportunities

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See Elementary Education Gainful Employment for more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information.

See Secondary Education Gainful Employment for more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information.