As of September 2013, Michigan has changed its requirements for teacher certification. The 2014 Michigan Council of Teachers of English retreat will focus on this ongoing issue, which has altered the way graduate programs around the state design programs and recruit students.

Resources

  • Facts on Teacher Certification (2013, MDE)
  • The Danielson Framework for Teacher Evaluation
  • The Framework for Teaching "Evaluation Instrument" 2013: http://www.danielsongroup.org/userfiles/files/downloads/2013EvaluationInstrument.pdf
  • MEA, Getting your Teaching Certificate and Keeping it Permanent
  • Teacher Leader Preparation Standards
  • Being a Curator

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  • Old System, Provisional Certificate Renewal
  • FIRST RENEWAL requires completion of 9 semester hours in a planned course of study since the issue date of the Provisional Certificate or completion of an approved Master’s Degree or higher at any time. State Board-Continuing Education Units [SB-CEUs] or State Continuing Education Clock Hours [SCECHs] or District Provided Professional Development [DPPDs] cannot be used in lieu of semester hour credits forProvisional Certificate renewal at this time.
  • Second RENEWAL requires completion of 18 semester hours (includes the 9semester credits needed for the first renewal) in a planned course of study since the issue date of the Provisional Certificate or completion of anapproved Master’s Degree or higher at any time;

    New System, Provisional Certificate Renewal
  • FIRST RENEWALl requires completion of ONE Of THE FOLLOWING:
  • 6 semester hours in a planned course of study since the issue date of the initial Provisional Certificate at an approved EPI AND within the three years preceding application;
  • 180 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) appropriate to the grade level and content endorsement(s) of the certificate held since the issue date of the initial Provisional Certificate AND within the three years preceding application;
  • Combination of semester credit hours and SCECHs (30 SCECHs equate to 1 semester credit hour) since the issue date of the initial Provisional Certificate AND within the three years preceding application;
  • SECOND RENEWAL requires completion of ONE Of THE FOLLOWING:
  • 6 semester hours in a planned course of study* since the issue date of the FIRST Provisional Certificate renewal at an approved EPI AND within the three years preceding application;
  • 180 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) appropriate to the grade level and content endorsement(s) of the certificate held since the issue date of the FIRST Provisional Certificate renewal AND within the three years preceding application;
  • Combination of semester credit hours and SCECHs (30 SCECHs equate to 1 semester credit hour) since the issue date of the FIRST Provisional Certificate renewal AND within the three years preceding application;

    Old System, Professional Certificate
  • (Initial advanced teaching license/credential; valid for up to five years)
  • Completion of 18 semester hours* in a planned course of study after the issue date of the Provisional Certificate or completion of an approved Master’s Degree or higher at any time; Note: State Board-Continuing Education Units [SB-CEUs] or State Continuing Education Clock Hours [SCECHs] or District Provided Professional Development [DPPDs] cannot be used in lieu of semester hour credits for Professional Certificate renewal at this time.
  • Three years of successful teaching experience within the validity and grade level of the Provisional Certificate. Teaching experience acquired in a licensed, private, “Child Care Center” may apply towards the experience requirements for an elementary Professional Education Certificate. The Michigan institution which plans a person’s 18-semester hour planned program shall determine that the experience is under appropriate supervision and is successful for in-state candidates based on the report of the employing district(s). Note: Teachers who achieve National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification are eligible for the Professional Education Certificate with the same validity year as the NBPTS Certificate.
  • IN-STATE APPLICANT: (Program completed through a Michigan University)
  • Must also meet the basic reading requirements (6 semester hours of teaching of reading or reading methods for elementary and 3 semester hours for secondary); AND Beginning July 1, 2009, all teachers advancing to the Professional Education Certificate must have completed 3 semester credits of reading diagnostics and remediation, which includes a field experience, in accordance with Michigan Revised School Code MCL 380.1531(4);
  • OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANT: (Program completed through a state other than Michigan)
  • Must also meet the basic reading requirements (6 semester hours of teaching of reading or reading methods for elementary and 3 semester hours for secondary);
  • Candidates from other states who hold a regular, valid teaching certificate from another state and meet all of the requirements of the Professional Education Certificate at the time of application are not required to take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) for initial Michigan certification. * Credit completed outside the State of Michigan must be in an approved Master’s degree program or in an endorsement program (minimum 20 semester credit hours to obtain endorsement) at a state approved EPI. Applicants who complete the reading diagnostics course out-of-state must have the Reading Diagnostics Course Certification form completed and signed by the out-of-state university.

    New System, Professional Certificate
  • (Initial advanced teaching license/credential; valid for up to five years)
  • Three years of successful teaching experience* since the issue date, and within the validity and grade level, of the Provisional Certificate;
  • The appropriate reading credit as described in the “AdditionalRequirements” below;
  • And one or the combination of the following:
    (Within the five year period preceding the date of application and since the issue date of the most recent Provisional Certificate)
  • 6 semester hours in a planned program at an approved EPI or 6 semester credit hours of academic credit appropriate to the grade level and
    content endorsement (s) of the certificate at any approved college or university.
  • 180 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) appropriate to the grade level and content endorsement(s) of the certificate held.
  • 150 District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) hours in accordance with Michigan School Code Sections 380.1527.
  • Note: If DPPD is used in combination with semester credit hours and/or SCECHs you are required to have 180 hours to renew. If only DPPD is
    used you are required to have only 150 hours to renew. You are also required to complete the DPPD form (one per school year) and have
    them signed by the Principal or Designee of the school district. Once signed by the Principal or Designee of the school district, you may then
    enter the DPPD hours into the MOECS. Make sure to retain the signed DPPD form(s) for auditing purposes by the OPPS, the DPPD form(s)
    would be requested to be submitted to us at that time.
  • Note: SCECHs (30 SCECHs equate to 1 semester credit hour), and/or DPPD hours (30 clock hours of DPPD equates to 1 semester credit hour or 30 SCECHs) since the issue date of the most recent Provisional Certificate.
  • IN-STATE APPLICANT (Program completed through a Michigan University)
  • Must also meet the basic reading requirements (6 semester hours of teaching of reading or reading methods for elementary or 3 semester
    hours for secondary); AND
  • Beginning July 1, 2009, all teachers advancing to the Professional Education Certificate must have completed 3 semester credits of reading
    diagnostics and remediation, which includes a field experience, in accordance with Michigan Revised School Code MCL 380.1531(4)*
  • OUT-OF_STATE APPLICANT (Initial Michigan Certification)
    (Program completed through a state other than Michigan)
  • Must also meet the basic reading requirements (6 semester hours of teaching of reading or reading methods for elementary and 3 semester
    hours for secondary);
  • Candidates from other states who hold a regular, valid teaching certificate from another state and meet all of the requirements of the Professional Education Certificate at the time of application are not required to take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) for initial Michigan certification.
  • * Teaching experience acquired in a licensed, private, “Child Care Center” may apply towards the experience requirements for an elementary Professional Education Certificate. The Michigan institution which plans a person’s 18-semester hour planned program shall determine that the experience is under appropriate supervision and is successful for in-state candidates based on the report of the employing district(s).
  • ** Credit completed outside the State of Michigan must be in an approved Master’s Degree program or in an endorsement program (minimum 20 semester credit hours to obtain endorsement) at a state approved EPI.

Helpful Links:
Authorized SCECH provider list - Michigan
https://www.solutionwhere.com/mi_sbceu/coursebylocation.asp

Graduate Programs


Agenda
  • Breakfast and Introductions (9:00-10:00)
  • Presentation, Lisa Schade Eckert, Northern Michigan University (10:00-11:00)
  • Presentation, Cathy Fleischer, Eastern Michigan University (11:00-12:00)
  • Lunch (12:00-1:00)
  • Workshop (1:00-2:00)
  • Share (2:30-3:00)