Certification Codes & Resume Write-ups

Many of you are struggling with how to add your certification to your resume for maximum impact. Here are some examples to help you communicate your credentials!

Certification examples for teaching majors and minors in which coursework is completed and all MTTC subject area tests have been passed.

Elementary Example with Language Arts and ZS Endorsement

Michigan Elementary Standard Certificate                     May 20XX
K-5 All Subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained)
K-8 Language Arts (BX)
PreK-K Early Childhood (ZS)

Special Education Example with Math

Michigan Elementary Standard Certificate                     May 20XX
K-5 All Subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained)
K-12 Learning Disabilities (SM)
K-8 Mathematics (EX)

Secondary Example with Social Studies & History

Michigan Secondary Standard Certificate                        May 20XX
6-12 Social Studies (RX)
6-12 History (CC)

Secondary Example with Math, Biology, and Integrated Science

Michigan Secondary Standard Certificate                        May 20XX
6-12 Mathematics (EX)
6-12 Biology (DA)
6-12 Integrated Science (DI)

Secondary Example, Art

Michigan Secondary Standard Certificate                        May 20XX
K-12 Art Education (LQ)

Certification example for teaching majors and minors in which coursework is completed and some MTTC subject area tests have been passed, but still need to pass one of your subject area MTTC tests.

Elementary Example with Language Arts and TESOL pending

Michigan Elementary Standard Certificate                        May 20XX
K-5 All Subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained)
K-8 Language Arts (BX)
K-8 English as a Second Language (NS) – pending

*For pending endorsement: During an interview or in a cover letter, please explain to the reader that you plan to take the test and when you are scheduled to take it.

For list of classes that can be taught under each endorsement (with two-letter endorsement codes), see the following link from the MDE web site:  http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/courses_taught_by_endorsement_523203_7.pdf

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