Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Education - Secondary Education Alternative Route to Teacher Certification Program Application Information

The Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification (ARC) Program is a Michigan Department of Education-approved teacher preparation program allowing individuals to obtain initial certification in secondary education (grades 6-12), K-12, or add endorsements to a current teaching certificate.

A Secondary or K-12 Interim Teaching Certificate (ITC) is earned upon completion of pre-certification coursework, CPR/First Aid certification, passing of appropriate MTTC, and successful background check. The ITC enables program participants to work as certified secondary or K-12 classroom teachers in Michigan’s public, charter, and parochial classrooms. A Standard Teaching Certificate is earned upon completion of the following: three (3) years of successful teaching under the ITC, instructional support from Schoolcraft College (peer mentoring and instructional coaching), and completion of additional program requirements.

To view the complete program description and sample schedule of courses, view the Education - Secondary Education Alternative Route to Teacher Certification  catalog page.

Application Requirements

To be admitted to the Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification (ARC) program you must complete the following:

1. Apply to Schoolcraft College Apply to Schoolcraft College online at schoolcraft.edu/apply.
2. Transcripts It is recommended you request official undergraduate transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing college or university to Schoolcraft College. To confirm that transcripts have been received, contact the Answer Center at 734-462-4426.
3. Apply to the ARC Program Apply to the ARC program by completing the program-specific application. Email the application to arc@schoolcraft.edu.
4. Credential Evaluation

Contact the Education Office, arc@schoolcraft.edu, to make an appointment to have your degree, MTTC, and (if applicable) credentials assessed.

This program requires students to possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0), successfully pass the applicable MTTC Subject Area Test(s)*, and pass the Criminal Background check.

*Probationary approval may be given without passage of MTCC Subject Area Test(s) for one academic year.

5. Register for EDUC Courses Meet with the ARC Certification Officer to plan your EDUC courses as needed.


ARC Secondary
Program Credit Hours- 17    
  Resident Non-Resident Out of State
Tuition:  $   2,363.00  $    3,400.00  $   4,590.00
Registration Fees: ($44 per semester)  $      176.00  $       176.00  $      176.00
Service Fees: ($9 per credit hour)  $      153.00  $       153.00  $      153.00
Instructional Equipment Fees: ($11 per credit hour)  $      187.00  $       187.00  $      187.00
Infrastructure Fees: ($9 per credit hour)  $      153.00  $       153.00  $      153.00
Course and Learning Management Fees: ($12 per class)  $        84.00  $         84.00  $        84.00
Lab Fees: (varies according to individual class)  $      125.00  $       125.00  $      125.00
Excess Contact Hour Fees: (varies according to individual class)  $             -    $               -    $              -  
ARC Program Fee  $   6,300.00  $    6,300.00  $   6,300.00
Additional Expenses (approximate):      
MTTC, State Licensure, and textbooks  $   1,163.00  $    1,163.00  $   1,163.00
Total  $ 10,704.00  $  11,741.00  $ 12,931.00
The above figures are based on 2024-2025 rates and are subject to change. A Resident student is one whose legal residence is in the school District of Clarenceville, Garden City, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth-Canton or parts of Novi. All other students are Non-Residents.

Please Note:

Requirements for admission to the Alternative Route to Teacher Certification Program are subject to change at any time.

Ready to apply? Visit the Alternate Route to Interim Teacher Certification (ARC) information page to complete the Application Form and schedule a meeting with the Education Office at 734-462-4335.
Please contact the Admissions and Welcome Center for updates and/or any applicable change:
Phone: 734‑462‑4683
E-mail: admissions@schoolcraft.edu
Website: schoolcraft.edu

It is the policy of Schoolcraft College that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, creed, or handicap, be excluded from participating in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination during any program or activity or in employment.