The Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) program is a state-approved alternative route to teacher certification. There are two program pathways, one for Teach For America (TFA) corps members pursuing initial teacher certification, and one for practicing teachers who want to add endorsement areas to their existing standard certification without leaving the classroom. In both pathways, participants will begin teaching under interim certificates in their new content areas immediately upon entrance to the program, and will receive ongoing, content-specific training and development from University of Michigan teacher educators for three (3) years before earning their standard endorsements.


Please follow the links below for more information about each pathway:

TFA Pathway: Program Overview

Additional Endorsement Pathway: Program Overview