Deadline to apply is this Friday
Individuals working in schools who are interested in becoming a certified teacher, or currently certified teachers who wish to add endorsements, can take advantage of a new program that provides a $10,000 grant.
The Grow Your Own grant is part of the Michigan Department of Education’s Future Proud Michigan Educator initiative to support K-12 personnel.
Schoolcraft College has been approved by the state of Michigan to offer an Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification (ARC) Program. This program is designed for college graduates, who meet specific admission requirements, to be able to become certified classroom teachers using a rigorous, accelerated preparation program.
The teaching certificate will enable program completers to teach in Michigan’s public, charter, and parochial classrooms in a wide variety of disciplines. An individual can become certified to teach 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 be provided an Individual Program Plan (IPP), which will allow them to use prior coursework to satisfy specific ARC program requirements. As in the case of initial certification, a major or minor is not required for the new endorsements.
Applications: Interested individual staff members should speak with their building and/or district administrator to coordinate an application. Deadline for the application is March 18, 2022. Funds can be used to pay for expenses incurred between February 1, 2022, and August 30, 2022.