Apply to the Professional Innovators in Teaching program!

Discover your path to Michigan teacher certification and additional endorsement.

What is Professional Innovators in Teaching?

Professional Innovators in Teaching (PIIT) is a state-approved Michigan alternative teacher certification program designed to inspire success through innovative real-time coaching and cohort-based instruction. Upon program acceptance, candidates receive an interim teaching certificate and are placed immediately as a classroom teacher. Host schools invest in the development and advancement of each candidate to provide continued support throughout the path to standard teacher certification.

What to expect when you "Request to Join"

  • Receive an invitation to "Apply Now" on our platform; this could take up to 24 hours (business days)
  • Complete the application process and schedule an orientation
  • Receive support in preparing for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification
  • Join a cohort to complete program requirements to earn a Standard Teaching Certificate

We are so excited that you are taking steps towards pursuing or advancing your teaching career, and we've got lots of exciting things waiting for you inside our Platform. This will be your home base for connecting with fellow program candidates and coaches, course materials, asking questions, sharing insights and so much more. If you're ready to get started, click "Request to Join" and follow the quick registration steps!

*This private Network is for candidates who are interested in applying. If you are interested in learning more about PIIT prior to applying, please visit our program website.Β