Approved Learners can enroll in a Michigan Association of Secondary Principals (MASSP) Path to Leadership course for the purpose of completing professional development requirements. This document describes how to apply for approval, locate and access courses within the Professional Learning Portal.


  1. First, access the Professional Learning Portal, type “PTL” in the Search bar and then strike the Enter key on your keyboard or select the Find the Course button.
  2. Review the basic information and credit hours as it pertains to the course and then select the info link if additional information is needed. Please verify, that you only enroll in the modules for your cohort, otherwise your course registration will be denied.
    Note: To be accepted into a cohort, you have to enroll in the Application module first, and complete the application as instructed. Only if you receive an acceptance email for a cohort, you are eligible to take the courses pertaining to that cohort. Additional information can be found by visiting the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals website.
  3. When you have found the correct module, tap the Register button next to the course.
    PTL was typed into the search box to display the various PTL courses. Arrows point to the search box and to the Register and info options within the PTL Application Cohort 56.
  4. To complete the registration process, either click the Proceed to Checkout link in the top right hand corner of your window, or click the cart icon that will notify you how many courses you have selected and select “Proceed to checkout” there.
    PTL was typed into the search box to display the various PTL courses. An arrow points to the Proceed to Checkout link at the top right corner of the page.

    • If you are prompted to login, please insert your email and password to proceed to the next step. If you have not registered, please follow the PLP: First Time User Registration process.
  5. Complete your transaction reviewing the order details and entering your credit card information, then tap the Make Payment button at the bottom of the page.
    The PTL course is shown with general details. The Payment fields are displayed to show where to insert credit card information. An arrow points to the Make Payment button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Next, a confirmation page will appear, click on the Go to Dashboard button to proceed to the dashboard. A confirmation email will be sent to you at the time of payment and is the only form of a receipt that will be provided. A copy of this email should be kept for your records.
    Confirmation message appears indicating successful enrollment. An arrow points to the Go to Dashboard button.
  7. Then the course will be displayed in the “Active Courses” module within your personal dashboard. The first and last day of access to your course are displayed on the course tile, and the course cannot be accessed until the start date displayed. Once the date has arrived/passed, click the course tile to access your course.

Last updated on December 1, 2020

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.