MDE Facilitating Future Proud Michigan Educator: Explore

The Future Proud Michigan Educator Program (Future PME) asks motivated and capable instructors to help Michigan’s efforts in enticing and maintaining a strong teacher workforce. In this preparation course, you will become familiar with your role as a teacher educator helping future educators, including students in grade 6-12, navigate their unique pathways through this program. You will learn about theory and current movements in teacher preparation designed to best support those on their way to seeking certification.

In this course, you will:

  • Reflect on your own teaching experiences and explain how that will shape your facilitation of the Future PME Explore course,
  • Describe your recruitment strategy for the Future PME Explore course,
  • Identify which of the Future PME program models are offered in your local school/district,
  • Explore the Future PME Explore curriculum, lessons, and assignments and identify any modifications or extensions that might be necessary for your students, and
  • Generate ideas for how you will facilitate the clinical placement component of the Future PME Explore course.

The Future PME “Explore” student course can be hosted by Michigan Virtual, fully face to face, or with your local learning management system as a hybrid course. If you are uncertain about your plans for hosting the course, please check with your building or district administrator.

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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.