PTL: Application

Gaining a PK-12 administrator certificate strengthens your leadership skills and opens up new job opportunities. Here, you can apply for the Path to Leadership program to secure your spot in the next cohort of educators and receive your individual development plan to earn a Michigan School Administrator Certificate. With each cohort you will start with an orientation and then progresses through the eight modules of the program.

In this course, you will:

  • Apply for your spot in an upcoming cohort of educators exploring the different areas of interest for an administrator in a school environment,
  • Analyze high-quality coursework built on the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of School Principals, the Michigan School Improvement Framework and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISSLC),
  • Develop skills in an online format including mentoring and the building of a professional portfolio,
  • Demonstrate learning through problem-based curriculum modules in a program developed by principals, for principals,
  • Prepare for a pre-test for placement and an end-of-program assessment administered by the internationally recognized and respected testing organization ETS.

Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor


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.