Overview of Michigan Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Certification
The State of Michigan currently offers the alternate routes to school administrator certification. There is no testing requirement currently in the state; however, the test can be utilized in the alternate route programs for meeting the state board approved standards for school administrators at the principal and central office levels.
Please contact the Office of Professional Preparation Services at the Michigan Department of Education for information regarding the professional associations approved to offer the alternate routes to school administrator certification programs.
Who Must Take the Tests?
At this time, Praxis® tests are not required for certification in Michigan, except for alternate route certification of Principals and Central Office Administrators. Other candidates are required to take the Michigan test(s) for teacher certification. Please visit the Michigan Department of Education website for further information.
If you hold or have held a school administrator certificate in another state, please contact the Office of Professional Preparation Services at the Michigan Department of Education.
- About the Praxis Tests
- The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs