Concordia University’s School of Education offers programs that lead to certification or endorsement in Michigan.  For additional information regarding certification with Michigan, please see Michigan Department of Education.  Forms and additional resources are available on the MOECS site.

(Michigan) Teacher Certification Program

Our online teacher certification program is for individuals wanting to become a Michigan Certified Teacher for Secondary Education.  We offer programs that will certify individuals in approximately 2 years in the following Secondary Content Fields: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Integrated Science, and Spanish. 

Check out our blog to learn how to earn your Michigan teaching certificate.

School Administrator Program

Concordia University Ann Arbor offers a Post-Master’s K-12 School Administrator Certificate Program (SACP). Our SACP is designed for current and aspiring administrators who already have their master’s degree in education and desire to build a theoretical understanding of effective leadership and develop practical skills in school administration. An alternative route for individuals without a master's degree who desire to lead in school administration is to earn a master's in educational leadershipRead more about this option on our blog.

ESL Endorsement Program

Our ESL endorsement program is designed for teachers who want to add an ESL endorsement to their existing teaching certificate, enabling those with limited English proficiency to get the education and opportunities they deserve. The ESL endorsement program can be taken alone or combined with a master's in education.

Check out our blog to learn more about our ESL program.

Special Education – Learning Disability Endorsement Program

There are two paths to explore for our SPED endorsement. The stand-alone endorsement program is a 30-credit program for K-12 educators interested in obtaining the Michigan Endorsement in Special Education Learning Disabilities (SM). This program is offered as a K-12 endorsement added to an elementary or secondary certificate. You can also combine your SPED endorsement with a master's in special education.

CUAA Contact Information

For questions about certification please contact:

Elizabeth Hopkins, Certification Officer

School of Education
Concordia University-Ann Arbor
School of Education
4090 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105