Teaching Here

Teaching Here

What You Need to Know


Salaries range from $32,000 - $42,000.


Strongly recommended


University of Michigan (Optional two year program)


Three years

Becoming Certified to Teach

  • Overview
  • Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
  • Is a master's degree required?
  • Which universities do you partner with?

Interim certification can be obtained through the University of Michigan partnership. Corps members take courses throughout their two year commitment.

Certification Requirements

Corps members must take and pass the Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification in order to qualify for interim certification in the region. Upon passing these content specific tests, corps members must enroll in our certification program with the University of Michigan. Certification costs around $11,000 over the course of two years and there is an optional master’s program available for corps members to pursue. Although corps members complete their commitment to Teach For America in two years, the state of Michigan requires that teachers must be in the classroom for three years before they can receive their provisional teaching certificate.



University of Michigan.

Placement School Locations

Subjects And Grade Levels

  • Elementary
  • Math, 6-12
  • Sciences, 6-12
  • English, 6-12
  • Social Studies, 6-12
  • Spanish

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Regional Expenses

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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
Estimated Start Up and Certification Costs