MEA helps members with state and national certification issues

By law, Michigan public school districts can only employ teachers who have a valid teaching certificate for an instructional assignment. It can be a complicated process, and thankfully, MEA is here to help. MEA provides members with up-to-date information on state requirements for maintaining a teaching certificate in Michigan, and provides assistance to members when…

Teachers: Check Accuracy of Your Evaluation Data Now Reported in MOECS

Starting this month, K-12 teachers will need to check the accuracy of their evaluation data from the last five years that will be uploaded to the state’s online database known as the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). New state rules will tie some types of teacher certificate renewal and progression to effectiveness labels teachers…

Labor Voices: Treat Michigan school employees fairly

‘Average Michigan teacher salary drops for the 4th consecutive year,” read newspaper headlines across the state earlier this summer. This news comes from a Center for Educational Performance and Information report about non-inflation-adjusted salary data. Actual salaries and take-home pay for many Michigan teachers have dropped every year for the last four years. Jennifer Young,…