How to apply for School Administrator Certification
To be recommended for the School Administrator Certificate with Elementary and
Secondary endorsements through MSU, an applicant must have completed (a) an
approved master's degree in K-12 Administration at MSU, or (b) a relevant
master's degree and an approved 18-credit core administrative studies
program at MSU.
Applying for Certification
Applying for a certificate, renewal, license or
additional endorsement is a two step process. To apply, applicants must:
- Submit materials required by the MSU Certification Office in a single packet
to 134 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 (to view materials required by MSU,
click on the appropriate application link below), and
- Initiate an application with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS).
These two steps can be completed in either order or concurrently; however,
both steps must be completed before the certificate can be issued. Incomplete
applications will not be reviewed.
*A $50.00 certification processing fee is required
I. Instructions for Initiating a Certification
Application Using MOECS
II. MSU Certification Applications
School Administrator Base Certificate
Eligible applicants may apply for
the School Administrator Base Certificate with Elementary and Secondary
Endorsements (these three credentials are bundled). To be eligible for the
School Administrator Certificate through MSU, an applicant must have completed
(a) a master's degree in K-12 Administration at MSU after 2006 with an overall
GPA of at least 3.0 and a passing score on program exit exams, or (b) an
approved master's degree and an approved 18-credit core administrative
studies program at MSU with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a passing score
on program exit exams.
View the MSU application for School Administrator certificate.
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