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Alternate Route to Interim Teacher Certification

Program Overview  •  Contact Information

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Currently certified teacher looking to add endorsement(s) ?

Individualized Program Plan (IPP)

Program Overview:

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 Alternate Route Program (ARC) also enables currently certified teachers to add new endorsements to their certificates while completing the same ARC program requirements.

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Contact Information:

  • This program requires an application and special admission process. Contact the Associate Dean, Education Programs to complete an application or for additional information at 734‑462‑4335.
  • For more information on Michigan Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification (MARITC), call 517-335-6615.
  • For more information on certification, please contact: Michigan Department of Education, 608 W. Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-3310,

Apply Now:

An authorization to register is only issued by the Education Office upon completion of the application process, as listed. Additional information is available from the Education Office at 734‑462‑4335, McDowell Center, Room 060.

ARC Teacher Certification Application*
Individual Program Plan (IPP) Application*

*About this File Type: This is a fillable PDF application meant for Adobe Reader. Please download and save the document to your computer before completing. Do not complete the PDF application within your browser view as this may result in sending errors.

Please Note: 
Requirements for admission to the program are subject to change at any time. If you have questions or desire additional information, please contact the Education Office at 734‑462‑4335.

Please submit the completed application after reviewing all the information on this web page.

Additional Admission Requirements

Sample Plans:

Program Details:

Looking for Endorsement?
Individualized Program Plan (IPP)

Currently certified teachers can now use an Individualized Program Plan (IPP) to add endorsements to their Michigan teaching certificate. Teachers can also use their prior teacher education coursework to meet the course requirements in the Alternate Route to Interim Teacher Certification (ARC) program. Certified teachers can have their transcripts evaluated for the IPP program and save both time and money in adding new endorsements to their current certificate.

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.