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Office of professional preparation services 2013 www michigan gov opps

Educator Certification

Office of Professional Preparation Services

2013

www.michigan.gov/OPPS


Finding informa tion
Finding Information

Website:

  • Certification Information: www.michigan.gov/teachercert

    • Including the 2013 FACTS on Educator Certification document

    • Approved Michigan EPIs

    • Teacher Certification Administrative Rules

  • Highly Qualified information: www.michigan.gov/mde-hq


Important dates
Important Dates

January 1

  • Renewals can be applied for anytime after January 1 of the year, in which it expires without any loss of validity.

    June 30

  • Michigan certificates expire on June 30th of any given year.

    July 15

  • Last day to apply for permits for previous school year.

    August 1

  • Applications for new school year permits may be submitted.


Certificate typ es
Certificate Types

• Provisional Certificate

• Two-Year Extended Provisional Certificate

• Professional Education Certificate

• Interim Occupational Certificate

• Occupational Education Certificate

• Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate

• School Psychologist Certificate

• Interim Teaching Certificate

• School Guidance Counselor License

• Temporary School Counselor Authorization

• Preliminary School Counselor Authorization

• Administrator Certificate

No longer issues the following certificates; however, still valid:

• 18-Hour and 30-Hour Continuing Certificate

(no reinstatement required)

• Permanent Certificate

• Full Vocational Authorization


Certificate levels
Certificate Levels

Two Levels of Certificates:

  • Elementary certificates are valid for any K-5 teaching assignment.

  • May teach all subjects K-5 and in a self-contained classroom grades 6-8 all subjects.

  • May teach a specific subject grades 6-8 (or K-12) ONLY when issued the appropriate endorsement.

  • Document - “Appropriate Assignments for Elementary Certified Teachers.”


Certificate levels1
Certificate Levels

  • Certain elementary certificates (Permanent and Continuing), no longer issued but remain valid, may teach all subjects grades K-8.

  • An endorsement for grade 9 is also valid for grades K-8.

  • Document - “Appropriate Assignments for Elementary Certified Teachers.”


Certificate level s
Certificate Levels

Two Levels of Certificates:

  • Secondary certificates are valid for any 6-12 teaching assignment in a subject for which the appropriate endorsement has been earned.

  • Endorsements are valid for grades 6-12 or K-12 (i.e. Special Education = K-12).

  • Certain secondary certificates (Permanent and Continuing), no longer issued but remain valid, may teach all subjects grades 7-8.

  • Document - “Appropriate Assignments for Elementary Certified Teachers.”


Types of certificates
Typesof Certificates

Provisional Teaching Certificate

  • Valid for up to 6 years.

  • May be renewed twice (each renewal valid for approx. 3 years).

  • Additional 3rd renewal or 2-Year Extension available under specific conditions.

    Professional Education Teaching Certificate

  • Valid for up to 5 ½ years.

  • Renewed for an additional 5 years based on meeting the continuing education requirement (no extensions are given).

    Advanced Professional Education Teaching Certificate

  • New (September 1, 2013), optional, and valid for 5 years.

  • National Board certification or completion of approved teacher leader training or preparation institution.

  • 5 consecutive effective or highly effective ratings.


Certificate renewal
Certificate Renewal

Provisional (Initial) Teaching Certificate

  • FIRST renewal requires 9 semester credit hours, since the issuance of the initial certificate, in a planned program or a master’s degree or higher earned at anytime.

  • SECOND renewal requires 18 semester credit hours since the issuance of the initial certificate, in a planned program or a master’s degree or higher earned at anytime.

    Note: Rules regarding this certificate will be changingSeptember 1, 2013.


September 1 2013
September 1, 2013

FIRST Provisional Renewal

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.


September 1 20131
September 1, 2013

SECONDProvisional 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; or

  • 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.


  • Certificate renewal1
    Certificate Renewal

    Two-Year Extended Provisional Certificate

    • Valid for 2 calendar years from the date of issuance.

    • May be eligible if the following conditions have been met:

      • Provisional expired less than 10 years ago.

      • Has as least one year of satisfactory teaching within the validity of his/her teaching certificate.

      • is currently enrolled in a planned program at an approved. college/university.

      • Michigan school is employing and sponsoring the individual for the validity (sponsoring school agrees to monitor the teacher’s progress towards the completion of the professional education certificate requirements as it may expire within a school year).

      • No other certification is available until professional education certificate requirements are met.


    Certificate advanc ement
    Certificate Advancement

    • Advancement to the…

    • Professional Education Certificate

    • 18 semester credits in a planned program since the issuance of the initial certificate, or a master’s degree (or higher) earned at any time.

    • 3 years of satisfactory experience within the validity of the Provisional teaching certificate.

    • 3-6 credits of reading or reading methods (may be a part of original teacher prep program).

    • 3 semester credit reading diagnostics requirement.

    • Note: Rules regarding this certificate will be changingSeptember 1, 2013.



    September 1 20132
    September 1, 2013

    Advancement to the Professional Certificate

    • 3 years of successful teaching experience.

    • Appropriate reading credit

      (3/6 content + 3 diagnostics).

    • And one or the combination of the following since the issuance of the Provisional Certificate within the five years prior to application::

      • 6 semester hours in a planned course of study at an approved educator preparation institution.

      • 180 SCECH.

      • 150 annual DPPD hours in accordance with Michigan School Code Sections 380.1527.

        oNote: 30 SCECH =1 semester credit hour = 30 clock hours of DPPD.

        If DPPD is used in combination with semester credit hours and/or SCECHs you are required to have 180 hoursto renew. If only DPPD is used you are required to have only 150 hours to renew.


    Professional education certificate renewal
    Professional Education Certificate Renewal

    Changes as of May 18, 2012

    • Completion of 6 semester hours appropriate to grade level and/or endorsement(s) of the certificate at any four-year or community college listed in the Directory of Michigan Institutions of Higher Education or endorsement(s) of the certificate at any approved college or university. *

    • 180 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

    • 150 annual District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) hours in accordance with Michigan School Code Section 380.1527. The form is available in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System www.michigan.gov/moecs. Michigan School Code Section 380.1527; OR

    • A combination of semester credits, SCECH and/or DPPD.



    National board professional teaching standards nbpts
    National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

    • Meets Michigan's definition of a Highly Qualified teacher under No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

    • Strengthens teaching practice.

    • Improves student learning according to a vast majority of research.

    • Increases financial opportunities in some Michigan school districts.

    • Contributes to SCECH/certification renewal requirements.

    • Michigan certificates match the validity of the NBPTS certificate (approx. 10 years).

    • May be utilized to obtain the Michigan’s NEW Advanced Professional certificate (available after 2016).


    Current issues
    Current Issues

    • Advancement to the Professional Certificate.

      • Use of DPPD.

      • SB-CEU are now called SCECH.

    • Printing of Certificates (online).

    • Link between Advanced Certificate Renewals, SCECHs, and credits in MOECS “turned on.”

    • Permit Applications and Payment.

      • Application prior to assignment.

      • 30 days to pay.


    Interim teaching certificate
    Interim Teaching Certificate

    Section 1531I established an Interim certificate, granted to person who meets the following:

    • Participant in an approved alternative teaching preparation program.

    • Holds a BA degree or higher with 3.0 GPA.

    • Passed Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) basic skills and content tests.

    • Has 3 years to complete the alternate route program.

    • Must have 3 years of satisfactory teaching under the Interim certificate to be eligible for either the provisional or professional certificate.


    School Counselor Certification

    In Michigan, school counselors may be issued an endorsement, a Preliminary Authorization, a Temporary Authorization or a School Counselor License.

    • School Counselor Endorsement.

    • Preliminary Employment Authorization to Work as a School Counselor.

    • Temporary  School Counselor Authorization.

    • School Guidance Counselor License.

      For additional information regarding tenure of school counselors, compliance vs. non-compliance hiring of school counselors, School Counselor Authorizations, School Counselor License, or out-of-state School Counseling endorsements contact:

      Beatrice M. Harrison, Higher Education Consultant, at [email protected] (517) 241-0046.


    Permits

    • Day-to-Day Substitute Permit

    • Emergency Permit

    • Full Year Permit

    • 1233b Permit

    • Expert in Residence Permit

    • Tribal Language Authorization

    • Questions regarding permits may be directed to:

      • Terri Assaf

      • Email: [email protected]


    Day to day substitute permit
    Day-to-Day Substitute Permit

    • Issued to the district to employ an individual in a short-term assignment (defined as 90 calendar days or less in the same classroom for the entire school year) to replace the teacher of record.

    • Individual must have earned at least 90 semester credits consolidated at a four-year regionally accredited institution of higher education.

    • The individual doesn’t need to meet the definition of a Highly Qualified teacher when assigned to a core academic subject unless they are there for more than four consecutive weeks.

    Note: After four consecutive weeks in the placement the 4-Week Notification letter must be sent to parents if the teacher is not Highly Qualified.


    Emergency permits
    Emergency Permits

    • When a district cannot find an appropriately certified candidate or an individual who meets Full Year Permit requirements to fill a vacancy and the students’ education is in jeopardy, an emergency permit may be issued.

    • Emergency permits are valid only for the school year for which they are approved.

    • Emergency permits are not approved for core subject areas.

    • They may only be renewed if the following conditions are met:

      • district re-posts/advertises the position and is still unable to find an appropriately certified teacher for the assignment.

      • emergency situation continues to exist.

      • individual has completed six additional semester hours of credit toward appropriate certification.

      • individual has been assigned a mentor teacher.


    Full year permit
    Full Year Permit

    • May only be issued after the teaching position has been posted and advertised in mass media and colleges/university placement offices and no appropriately certified candidate is available for the position.

    • Candidate must have a bachelor’s or higher degree from an approved teacher preparation institution.

    • If the assignment is a core academic subject area (as defined by ESEA/NCLB), the candidate must have a major in the subject area to be taught or must have passed the appropriate state approved subject area test. (NCLB requirements also apply for Full Year Permits in special education.)

    • Renewable for a maximum of 4 years without reposting the position if the teacher completes at least 6 additional semester hours of credit each school year toward appropriate certification and has been assigned a mentor teacher.


    1233b permit
    1233b Permit

    • Issued to a district to employ an individual in Grades 9-12 in one of the following disciplines: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, robotics, computer science or a foreign language.

    • Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s Degree.

      • Major or degree in the subject.

      • Two or more years of occupational experience within the last 5 years (exception – foreign language).

      • Posting and advertising.

        * Above requirements may be waived if the individual is continually enrolled and completing credit toward appropriate certification.


    Expert in residence permit
    Expert in Residence Permit

    • Issued to a district to employ an individual to teach a specific subject area for 2 or fewer hours a day.

    • Requirements:

      • Posting and advertising (for initial, not for subsequent renewals)

      • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

      • Demonstration of unusual distinction or exceptional talent in the field of specialization to be taught.

      • 5 years of successful work experience in the field of specialization in the 7-years preceding (world language experts are exempt from experience, but required oral language proficiency testing).

      • Completion of an orientation to teaching that includes classroom management, instructional strategies, and working with diverse learners.

      • valid for the school year for which it is issued and expires on August 31 of that year.


    Alternate route to teaching
    Alternate Route to Teaching

    Michigan Alternate Route to Interim Teaching Certification (MARITC) to prepare teachers.

    Requirements include:

    • BA Degree or higher with 3.0 GPA.

    • Passage of Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills and content tests.

      Program:

    • Minimum of 12 semester hours.

    • Interim certification to enter classroom immediately.

    • Interim certificate is a 5 years certificate and is issued by program provider.


    Alternate route to teaching1
    Alternate Route to Teaching

    Approved Providers Requirements

    • Complete 3 years of satisfactory teaching with Interim Certificate to be eligible for the Provisional or Professional Certificate.

    • New providers must model programs after established/successful alternate routes.

    • Established programs must meet criteria of department rubric.

    • Approval is conditional until programs can prove effectiveness.


    Teacher AlternateRouteOptions

    • Currently none approved.

    • TFA collaborative agreement allowing the MDE to issue Interim.

    • For more information contact:

    • Rajah Smart [email protected]


    No child left behind act
    No Child Left Behind Act

    Highly Qualified Teachers

    The core academic subjects are:

    • Any teacher who provides direct instruction in a core academic class must be Highly Qualified for the assignment.

    • Taking the MTTC test for the purpose of demonstrating competence as a Highly Qualified teacher will not lead to the awarding of an endorsement.

    • English/Reading/Language Arts

    • Mathematics

    • Sciences

    • World Languages

    • Government/Civics

    • History

    • Geography

    • Economics

    • The Arts (Music, Visual Art, Dance & Theatre)


    No child left behind act1
    No Child Left Behind Act

    Highly Qualified Teacher

    Demonstrating Competence:

    • At least an earned bachelor’s degree.

    • Full state certification, including appropriate endorsements or authorizations.

    • ONE of the following:

      • An academic major or its equivalent (30 cr.).

      • Successful testing in the subject.

      • Any of the HOUSSE options.

      • National Board Certification.

        www.michigan.gov/mde-hq


    No child left behind act2
    No Child Left Behind Act

    Highly Qualified Special Education Teacher:

    • ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION teachers who provide direct instruction (the sole provider of instruction) in a core academic subject must be Highly Qualified to teach the subject.

      The options to demonstrate competence are:

      • Take and pass the MTTC general elementary test.

      • Identify they have completed the 18 semester credit hours towards the advancement of their certificate (HOUSSE option #1).

      • Complete a specific portfolio available to special education teachers to cover all content the teacher may be asked to teach to special education students (HOUSSE option #3).

      • National Board Certification.


    No child left behind act3
    No Child Left Behind Act

    Highly Qualified Special Education Teacher

    • SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION teachers assigned to a class where they provide direct instruction in a core academic subject must be Highly Qualified for the subject.

      Options to demonstrate competence are:

      • An academic major or the equivalent of an academic major (30 semester credits).

      • Pass the specific subject area MTTC.

      • Appropriate National Board Certification.

      • Completion of 18 semester credit hours in a planned program, or a master’s degree, that enhanced and strengthened their ability to teach the core subject area(s). (HOUSSE option #1)

      • Completion of 6 semester credit hours (or 90 pd hours) in the SPECIFIC core subject area within the past 5 years (HOUSSE option #2).

      • Completion of a single or multiple subject portfolio

        (HOUSSE option #3).


    Nclb and other teaching assignments
    NCLB and Other Teaching Assignments

    • NCLB does not address teachers who are assigned to teach

      non-core academic classes

      Examples:

      • Health

      • Physical Education

      • Computers (programming)

      • Computer Applications

      • Library Media

      • Family & Consumer Science

      • Sociology

      • Psychology

      • Vocational/Occupational

      • American Sign Language

    Teachers NOT providing direct instruction, but providing support to a student in a general education setting OR facilitating instruction (i.e. NovaNet) do not need to meet the HQ requirements.


    No child left behind act4
    No Child Left Behind Act

    +

    State Certification

    Content Area Knowledge

    =

    Highly Qualified


    Nclb and school code and teaching assignments
    NCLB and School Code and Teaching Assignments

    • MICHIGAN LAW - A district may not assign a teacher who does not have the proper state authorization to teach a subject and be considered Highly Qualified. Such an assignment would be out-of-compliance with School Code (Section 380.1531) in addition to NCLB.

    • FEDERAL LAW - The NCLB Act requires districts to only assign a Highly Qualified teacher to teach a core academic subject.


    Michigan school code
    Michigan School Code

    • Out-of-Field

    • An out-of-field assignment (no endorsement earned) is considered out of compliance with Section 380.1531 of School Code and is subject to a State Aid penalty as prescribed in Section 388.1763 of the State Aid Act

    • (the amount of the teacher’s salary for the length of time they have been inappropriately assigned).


    Administrator certification
    Administrator Certification

    PA 205 January 4, 2010

    • Requires administrators who are responsible for administering instructional programs to hold certificates.

    • Authorizes alternate route programs offered by associations.


    Administrator Certification

    Renewal & Validity Requirements

    • Those hired after January 4, 2010, must hold a valid administrator certificate.

    • Non-certified school administrator may be employed by a school district:

      • enroll in a program leading to certification as a school administrator not later than 6 months after date of employment.

      • 3 years to obtain certification.


    Administrator Certification

    Renewal & Validity Requirements (cont.)

    • Those employed on or before January 4, 2010, do not need to hold the administrator certificate, but must meet the same professional development requirements as for administrator certificate renewal:

      • Every 5 years: 6 semester credit hours OR 180 SCECHs OR a combination of the two.


    Administrator Certification

    Alternate Route to Administrator Certification

    • Certificate programs that can be offered by established state associations of minimally 10 years.

    • 3 options of preparation:

      • Experience – experience in PK-12 leadership

        (no internship).

      • Alternate – no experience in PK-12 leadership.

      • Combination of both.

    • Passage of an administrator assessment

      (e.g., Praxis II or Pearson).

    • IPDP- Individualized Professional Development Plan.

    • MASSP is currently approved to offer program.


    Registry of educational personnel rep
    Registry of Educational Personnel (REP)

    • Get connected! By joining the REP Listserv. Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) sends important updates and Listserv members provide support and practical strategies.

    • Information regarding the Listserv is available on the CEPI web site: www.michigan.gov/cepi.

    • GET HELP! For technical assistance:

      • Call: CEPI Customer Service at 517-335-0505.

      • Email: [email protected]

      • Updates found on www.michigan.gov/cepi

      • Go to the MEIS Data Services section

        • Click on Registry of Educational Personnel.

        • Look under the heading “REP Help & Resources.”


    Michigan online educator certification system moecs
    Michigan Online Educator Certification System(MOECS)

    • MOECS Overview

    • Register for access to MOECS with your Michigan Education Information System (MEIS) username/account number using the form found at:

      http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/SchoolDistrictSchoolsSecurityAgreement_343615_7.pdf

    • Two-Year Provisional/IOC Extensions

    • School Nurse Certificates/Renewals

    • Professional Development Data

    • Credential Data Exchange

    • Reports

    • Permits/Renewals

    • Manage Demographics

    • Annual Occupational Authorization/Renewals


    Scechs and secure central registry 1 of 2
    SCECHs and Secure Central Registry (1 of 2)

    • Administrative Rules changes eliminated State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs) and established State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

    • All SCECHs obtained after January 1, 2010, are awarded via the Secure Central Registry (SCR).

      • Must maintain paper certificates awarded prior to December 31, 2009.

    • Educators must have a personal account in the SCR to be awarded SCECHs.

    • The email provided to the SCECH Coordinator and used for the SCR account creation must match.


    Scechs and secure central registry 2 of 2
    SCECHs and Secure Central Registry (2 of 2)

    • Online evaluation must be completed to receive SCECHs.

    • The SCR is available 24/7 and personal accounts can be accessed from any computer.

    • PIC number in SCR account must match MOECS.

    • Ability to add “old SB-CEUs” (prior to January 1, 2010) in MOECS.


    Scechs and secure central registry
    SCECHs and Secure Central Registry

    • Secure Central Registry (SCR) Home Page:

      • http://www.solutionwhere.com/mi_sbceu/welcome.asp.

    • Informational Podcast (PART 4):

      • http://www.mistreamnet.com/videtail.php?who=mde111809n01.

    • Informational Documents Regarding SCECHs and the SCR

      • http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683-219674--,00.html.

    • Difficulty Accessing or Navigating the SCR

      • [email protected] or call 517-327-5925.

    • Questions about SCECHs and SCECH Offerings

      • Local SCECH Coordinator https://www.solutionwhere.com/MI_sbceu/main.asp Click on the word “Sponsors.”

      • SCECH & SCR Program Administrator: Claudia Nicol

        Phone: 517-241-4928

        Email: [email protected] (subject to name change).


    Early childhood za to zs
    Early Childhood ZA to ZS

    • Early Childhood (General and Special Education) ZS

      • Reflects the changes in knowledge and skills within the most recently approved standards (2008).

    • Teachers holding the ZA will need to possess a letter of approval from the Special Education and Early Intervention Office to teach early childhood special education.

    • Teachers prepared in the new programs (after review in 2011) will be authorized to teach early childhood special education.


    Educator professional development
    Educator Professional Development

    • Requirements for Professional Learning in Michigan: There are four sections in the Michigan Revised School Code / Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) Section 380 that address professional learning.

      • Sections 380.1526 and 380.1527 specify requirements for the PROVISION BY DISTRICTS of professional learning for teachers.

      • Section 380.1246 specifies continuing education requirements for school administrators.

      • Section 388.1701/Section 101(10) enables schools to schedule up to 38 hours of professional learning and count it as part of the required 1,098 hours of instructional time. Districts are encouraged to use online options for professional development.


    Induction mentoring
    Induction & Mentoring

    MCL 380.1526

    A beginning teacher is any teacher in the first three years of his/her teaching career.

    The first three years may occur across employing school districts, whether public or private.

    15 days of professional development are to be provided across the first three years of employment.

    Professional development hours are portable during this induction period.

    During the first three years of employment, the beginning teacher is to be provided a mentor.

    District repots provision of professional development in Registry of Education Personnel (REP) in two categories.


    Teacher professional development
    Teacher Professional Development

    MCL 380.1527

    Five days of teacher professional development shall be provided each year.

    The five days shall not be counted toward the professional development required under Section 1526 (for new teachers).

    Districts report provision of professional development on DS – 4168 Report of Days and Clock Hours of Pupil Instruction.


    Thank you
    Thank You!

    • Thank you for your time and attention!

    • For more information regarding certification, please contact our office at: 517-373-3310.


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