Teacher - Education

Required State License(s):

The Office of Professional Preparation Services (OPPS) fosters the educational achievement of all Michigan youth and adults, Pre-K through 12th grade, by assuring that all professional school personnel complete quality preparation and professional development programs which meet standards established by the Michigan Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education. The two units in this service area are:


The Michigan Online Educator Certification system (MOECS) is a secure web-based system that allows educators to register and create private accounts and have access to all of their certification data, apply for certificates and endorsements, and renew their certificates. MOECS accepts only credit cards as payment for application services; Visa and Master cards are accepted.

MOECS can be accessed on any computer with internet access and an internet browser.
MOECS users include:
  •  Individuals who hold a valid or expired Michigan educator certificate.
  •  Individuals who wish to apply for or update a Michigan educator certificate.
  •  Michigan local and intermediate school districts/regional education service agencies, charter schools, and nonpublic schools.
  •  Michigan colleges and universities that have approved educator preparation programs.
To receive authorization to access MOECS:
  1.  Click here to create a new login name and password.
  2. After creating your login name and password, click on the link to return to MOECS. (http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_57223---,00.html)
  3.  Log into MOECS using the login name and password that you created.
PLEASE NOTE: If you already have a Michigan Education Information Systems (MEIS) account, you do not need to create a new login name and password. You can log into MOECS using the login name and password associated with your MEIS account.


Revised: 04/03/12