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Adding an Additional Endorsement

To add an endorsement to an existing certificate, complete the following steps:

  • Fill out the Endorsement Inquiry form to start the transcript evaluation process, (transcripts will be needed to do this evaluation); if you attended CMU, CSS can obtain the necessary transcripts.
  • The student will be responsible for supplying CSS with transcripts from other institution(s) attended, including undergraduate coursework. Please send transcripts to Jamie McDonald at mcdon1gg@cmich.edu.

Transcript Evaluation Process

  • A letter and the student transcripts will be sent by the Certification Officer to the content area department. 
  • The student's transcripts will be evaluated by the content area department.
  • A copy of the program will be sent to the student; the program the student receives is considered a signed endorsement program and coursework must be completed from that program.
  • To take coursework at CMU, apply to CMU at apply.cmich.edu as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student.
  • When coursework is completed and the subject area test is completed and passed, submit an application to MDE online to add an endorsement to your existing teaching certificate.
  • For more information regarding endorsement, you may contact the Certification Officer by calling the EHS Center for Student Services at 989-774-3309.



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