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    Become a Certified Teacher in Detroit Public Schools Community District

    On the Rise Academy is DPSCD’s alternate route to teacher certification program which prepares aspiring and continuing teachers for success in the classroom.  


  • On the Rise Academy offers two routes to teacher certification or additional endorsement: Fellow and Continuing Teacher   

    Fellow, Continuing Teacher Chart

  • The Fellow and Continuing Teacher application for the On the Rise Academy will open on December 1, 2022, for internal candidates and on January 12, 2022, for external candidates. To register for an informational session, click here. For more information about On the Rise Academy, see this informational video.   




    For more information, email info.otr@detroitk12.org