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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Michigan

Around 1.9% of Michigan's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. That means an estimated 5,242 teachers graduate from Michigan's 72 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. 63 students graduated with a degree in teaching from Michigan State University in 2010. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a teaching program is Michigan Technological University, which is located in Houghton. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Michigan Technological University teaching program. Students at Michigan Technological University paid $12,017 per year in tuition fees.

Grand Valley State University, which is located in Allendale, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. 185 students graduated with degree in teaching from Grand Valley State University in 2010. Tuition at Grand Valley State University was $9,088 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Michigan's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,762 per year, though tuition can range from $31,275 per year to $2,028 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Michigan were:

  1. College for Creative Studies - located in Detroit, students are charged $31,275 per year
  2. Albion College - located in Albion, students are charged $31,186 per year
  3. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Michigan teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. West Shore Community College - located in Scottville, students are charged $2,028 per year
  2. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  3. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year

A teaching degree from a Michigan school... what next?

Primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of teaching graduates in Michigan. If you decide to work as a teacher in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 104,000 Michigan teacher as of 2010. This number includes 1,690 english teachers, 5,550 primary school education administrators, and 3,750 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan teachers:

  1. Lapeer County - 21,220 teachers
  2. Wayne County - 13,850 teachers
  3. Allegan County - 8,350 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of teachers in Michigan will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 87,090 teachers working in Michigan. The greatest growth for teacher is predicted to be amongst Literacy Teachers, who are expected to increase by 18% by 2018.


On average, teachers earn $71,709 per year. In 2010, however, some Michigan teacher earned as little as less than $16,490 per year or as much as more than $164,110 per year. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Allegan County - $77,363 per year
  2. Washtenaw County - $73,669 per year
  3. Wayne County - $69,692 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Michigan make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Ottawa County - $55,203 per year
  2. Antrim County - $55,380 per year
  3. Monroe County - $55,880 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Michigan were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $134,410 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $107,360 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $98,460 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Michigan were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $52,370 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $46,180 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Michigan statistics regarding a career in teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Michigan
  • Certificate in Teaching in Michigan

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other n/a $72,410
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 40,100 $56,870 -15.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 15,970 $58,020 -20.9%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 8,970 $53,650 -26.2%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 5,550 $87,180 -29.4%
Instructional Coordinators 5,330 $59,250 -1.3%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 5,070 $134,410 89.2%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 4,350 $58,640 -38.2%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 3,750 $107,360 23.4%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,010 $52,370 -53.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,910 $53,380 33.6%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,900 $98,460 29.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,690 $67,830 7.0%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,590 $46,180 28.2%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,530 $75,000 35.4%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,330 $67,460
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 1,010 $57,090
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 940 $85,200 -15.3%

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