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Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtMichigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 380.1531 and the Administrative Rules Governing the Certification of Michigan Teachers(Michigan Administrative Code) require teachers hold the endorsement for the subject(s) in which they are assigned toteach. This document will serve as a guide for assigning staff to common or typical course titles offered in Michiganmiddle and high schools (6-12 departmentalized). It is understood that this is not an exhaustive list of all possiblecourses. Companion documents for placement are also available for Assignments for “All Subjects” Endorsed Teachersand Appropriate Placement of Educators. These documents are subject to change and updates with new stateendorsements, new course titles named by K-12 schools and districts, and Michigan curriculum expectations. For acomprehensive list of nationally recognized course titles with a crosswalk to Michigan endorsement areas, please see theCenter for Educational Performance and Information’s Registry of Educational Personnel Crosswalk.Districts must consider the following elements when using this document to make the best decisions for the assignmentof teachers: CURRICULUM AND CONTENT CREDIT BEING AWARDED TO PK-12 STUDENTS CONTEXT AND FUNDING CERTIFICATION, ENDORSEMENT, AND PREPARATION OF STAFF CODING AND REPORTINGNote: The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) maintains a current list of Michigan endorsementareas on their website.These considerations apply to elective as well as non-elective courses. Questions regarding endorsements and coursetitles appearing in this document should be directed to the Office of Educator Excellence at 517-241-5000. Questions onthe coding and reporting of the course should be directed to the Center for Educational Performance and Information(CEPI) at 517-335-0505 ex. 3.Updated: 3/5/2021Page 1 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementCommunication ArtsCodeAXCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each ionsPublic speakingForensicsOral interpretationMedia*Journalism*Yearbook*School newspaper*NotesThe AX endorsement wasdiscontinued beginning the 20172018 school year. The AXendorsement will not be removedfrom teaching certificates andteachers with the AX endorsementcan still be assigned to teach thesecourses.*When the Journalism endorsementwas discontinued beginning the 20172018 school year, a specificendorsement will not be required toteach journalism. The Journalism(BC) endorsement will not beremoved from teaching certificates.School districts may assign anyteacher to a journalism course whoprovides evidence of contentknowledge and skills along withholding an endorsement for the gradelevel at which the course is offered.Updated: 3/5/2021Page 2 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementLanguage ArtsCodeBXCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementLanguage ngYearbook*School newspaper*NotesA BX on an elementary certificate isauthorized for these courses, atgrades 6-8. Additional information:Appropriate Instructional Assignmentsfor Elementary Certified TeachersA BX on a secondary certificate isauthorized for these courses, atgrades 6-12.*When the Journalism endorsementwas discontinued beginning the 20172018 school year, a specificendorsement will not be required toteach journalism. School districts mayassign any teacher to a journalismcourse who provides evidence ofcontent knowledge and skills alongwith holding an endorsement for thegrade level at which the course isoffered. The Journalism (BC)endorsement will not be removedfrom teaching certificates.Additional information: ReadingCourse AssignmentsUpdated: 3/5/2021Page 3 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementEnglishJournalismCodeBABCCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementEnglishLanguage Arts*GrammarWritingPoetryLiteratureGreat BooksShakespeareDrama (Study of literature)Business Writing (offered forEnglish credit)School Newspaper**Yearbook**JournalismYearbookMediaSchool newspaperBroadcast/Video ProductionWeb PublishingNotes*The English (BA) teacher may teacha course called “Language Arts” atthe 6-8 grade level only; they are notprepared to teach reading in isolation.**When the Journalism endorsementwas discontinued beginning the 20172018 school year, a specificendorsement will not be required toteach journalism. School districts mayassign any teacher to a journalismcourse who provides evidence ofcontent knowledge and skills alongwith holding an endorsement for thegrade level at which the course isoffered. The Journalism (BC)endorsement will not be removedfrom teaching certificates.The BC endorsement wasdiscontinued beginning the 20172018 school year and will no longerbe required to teach these courses.The BC endorsement will not beremoved from teaching certificates.School districts may assign anyteacher to a journalism course whoprovides evidence of contentknowledge and skills along withholding an endorsement for the gradelevel at which the course is offered.Updated: 3/5/2021Page 4 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementCodeCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each blic speakingOral cationsReading SpecialistBRReadingTitle I ReadingDevelopmental/Remedial ReadingLanguage Arts*Notes*A specific endorsement is notneeded to teach a course called“Theatre/Performance.” Schooldistricts may assign any teacher to aTheatre/Performance course whoprovides evidence of contentknowledge and skills along withholding an endorsement for the gradelevel at which the course is offered.*Theatre/Performance is NOLONGER considered an NCLB coresubject area.*The Reading Specialist (BR) teachermay teach a course called “LanguageArts” at the K-12 level; they are notprepared to teach English in isolation.BR teachers hold a degree in reading.Additional information: ReadingCourse AssignmentsReadingBTReadingTitle I ReadingDevelopmental/Remedial ReadingSocial StudiesRXSocial StudiesCurrent EventsGlobal StudiesUpdated: 3/5/2021Additional information: ReadingCourse AssignmentsEconomics Geography History Political Science Page 5 of 28 Including all courses listed undereach individual endorsement.Additional information: Social StudiesCoursesOffice of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementSocial ScienceCodeCXCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementSocial ScienceSocial StudiesCurrent EventsGlobal StudiesPsychologySociologyAnthropologyCultural Studies Behavioral StudiesEconomicsCAEconomicsFinancial LiteracyPersonal FinanceGeographyCBGeographyGlobal GeographyMichigan GeographyU.S. GeographyGlobal IssuesThe Global VillageEconomics Geography History Political Science NotesThe CX endorsement has beendiscontinued. The CX endorsementwas not removed from teachingcertificates and is still valid for theseassignments. Including all courses listed undereach individual endorsement.Additional information: Social StudiesCoursesAdditional information: Social StudiesCoursesWestern HemisphereEastern HemisphereWorld RegionsWorld History and Geography*U.S. History and Geography**Teachers completing programs priorto June 2009 must illustrate to thedistrict that they have the skillsneeded in content knowledge andpedagogy to teach integrated historyand geography courses.Additional information: Social StudiesCoursesUpdated: 3/5/2021Page 6 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementHistoryCodeCCCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementNotes*Teachers completing programs priorHistoryMichigan HistoryEuropean HistoryU.S. History and Geography*World History and Geography*to June 2009 must illustrate to thedistrict that they have the skillsneeded in content knowledge andpedagogy to teach integrated historyand geography courses.Additional information: Social StudiesCoursesPolitical ScienceCDPolitical ScienceAmerican GovernmentAmerican GovernmentCivicsContemporary World IssuesAdditional information: Social StudiesCoursesThe CF endorsement wasdiscontinued beginning the 20172018 school year and will no longerbe required to teach Sociology.The CF endorsement will not beremoved from teaching certificates.School districts may assign anyteacher to a Sociology course whoprovides evidence of contentknowledge and skills along withholding an endorsement for thegrade level at which the course isoffered.Updated: 3/5/2021Page 7 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementAnthropologyCodeCHCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementAnthropologyNotesThe CH is no longer required toteach Anthropology.The CH endorsement will not beremoved from teaching certificates.School districts may assign anyteacher to an Anthropology coursewho provides evidence of contentknowledge and skills along withholding an endorsement for thegrade level at which the course isoffered.Cultural StudiesCLCultural StudiesCultural AnthropologyModern Popular CultureThe CL is no longer required toteach these courses.The CL endorsement will not beremoved from teaching certificates.School districts may assign anyteacher to a Cultural Studies coursewho provides evidence of contentknowledge and skills along withholding an endorsement for thegrade level at which the course isoffered.Updated: 3/5/2021Page 8 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementBehavioral StudiesCodeCMCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementBehavioral StudiesNotesThe CM is no longer required toteach Behavioral Studies.The CM endorsement will not beremoved from teaching certificates.School districts may assign anyteacher to a Behavioral Studiescourse who provides evidence ofcontent knowledge and skills alongwith holding an endorsement for thegrade level at which the course isoffered.ScienceDXGeneral ScienceScienceBiology Chemistry Physics Earth/Space Science Physical Science Including all courses listed undereach individual endorsement.The DX endorsement wastransitioned into the IntegratedScience (DI) endorsement after the2003-2004 school year. Bothendorsements can be assignedinterchangeably.Additional information:Science CoursesSTEM and STEAM ClassesIntegrated ScienceUpdated: 3/5/2021DIIntegrated ScienceGeneral ScienceScienceBiology Chemistry Physics Earth/Space Science Physical Science Page 9 of 28 Including all courses listed undereach individual endorsement.Additional information:Science CoursesSTEM and STEAM ClassesOffice of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementCodeCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each an Anatomy andPhysiologyEnvironmental ScienceChemistryDCChemistryOrganic chemistryBiochemistryForensic ScienceLife ScienceBiochemistryGeneticsMicrobiologyForensic ScienceNotesAdditional information: ScienceCoursesTeachers holding the Chemistry (DC)endorsement alone and having taughtin physical science classrooms priorto conclusion of the 2011-2012academic year may continue to beassigned to physical scienceclassrooms. (Vaughn 6-14-2012Memo)Additional information: ScienceCoursesPhysicsDEPhysicsAstronomyTeachers holding the Physics (DE)endorsement alone and having taughtin physical science classrooms priorto conclusion of the 2011-2012academic year may continue to beassigned to physical scienceclassrooms. (Vaughn 6-14-2012Memo)Additional information: ScienceCoursesUpdated: 3/5/2021Page 10 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementCodeCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementEarth/Space ScienceDHEarth/Space ScienceAstronomyGeologyLimnologyPhysical ScienceDPPhysical thmeticNumber TheoryPre-algebraAlgebraGeometryUpdated: vironmental ScienceNotesAdditional information: ScienceCoursesAdditional information: ScienceCoursesCalculusStatisticsCollege AlgebraTrigonometrySolid GeometryPersonal FinancePage 11 of 28Additional information: STEM andSTEAM ClassesOffice of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementWorld LanguageCodeFA-FSCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementWorld Language, grammar and culture courses in language ofendorsementNotesAmerican Sign Language (ASL) isconsidered a World Language.Per the May 14, 2015 memo, ateacher currently certified andendorsed with Hearing Impairment(SL), AND able to demonstrate anASL proficiency level of at leastIntermediate Plus on the SLPI or 3 onthe ASLPI, can teach ASL at thegrade levels indicated on theircertification (K-12). All other teachersof ASL may only be assigned underthe appropriate permit.The Russian (FE) endorsement andthe Polish (FI) endorsement wereboth discontinued beginning the2017-2018 school year. FE will notbe required to teach Russian and FIwill not be required to teach Polish.These endorsements will not beremoved from teaching certificates.School districts may assign anyteacher to these course who providesevidence of content knowledge andskills along with holding anendorsement for the grade level atwhich the course is offered.Updated: 3/5/2021Page 12 of 28Office of Educator Excellence

Quick Reference: Courses That Can be TaughtEndorsementCodeCourses That Can Be Taught by Holders of Each EndorsementBusiness EducationGXAccountingSecretarial ScienceBusiness AdministrationBusiness CommunicationsBusiness EducationBusiness LawBusiness MathBusiness Technology MarketingEducationPersonal Fina