FTCE Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (MGIC) Examination

  • Issue:

    • MGIC certification (grades 5-9) allows teachers to teach Algebra Honors, Geometry Honors and Physical Science Honors high school credit courses. 

    • Teachers can earn this certification by passing the MGIC exam, but can miss all items of one core subject area—yet still be considered certified to teach all subject areas.

  • Actions:

    • Short term: Districts may require subject area certification (e.g., MG Math)

    • Long term: MGIC Competencies and Skills are currently being revised and this issue will be addressed.