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Office of Professional Preparation Webinar Code, Policy, and Procedure Updates January 28, 2014
Focus Code, Policy, and Procedure Updates and Reminders Previous Presentations: June 13 & 27, 2013 http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/resources.html
Meet the Staff Dr. Monica Beane, NBCT Executive Director Robert Hagerman Assistant Director
Meet the Staff Linda Bragg Teacher Quality Coordinator email@example.com • Liaison to Institutions of Higher Education • Alternative Teaching Licensure — Form 25/25T • Praxis Fee Reimbursement — Form 34 • Policy 5901 • WV SIPP
Meet the Staff Lori Buchanan Federal Programs and Monitoring Certification Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • Additional Endorsements — Form 8 • Administrative Licensure — Form 19 • Restricted Content Endorsements — Form 26 • Coach/AT/LFT Authorization — Form 39 • Highly Qualified Data Reports • Title I Reports • OEPA Reports • Background Issues
Meet the Staff Doug Cipoletti Certification Coordinator email@example.com • Professional Student Support and Teaching Licensure — Form 4 • Career & Technical License CTE — V Forms • Paraprofessional Licensure — Form 40 and 60
Meet the Staff Trent Danowski Teacher Quality Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • Initial Teaching Licensure — Form 20T • Student Support License — Form 20S • Teacher in Residence — Form 3 • Educator Evaluation • Policy 5310
Meet the Staff Teresa Epperley Teacher Quality Coordinator email@example.com • Advanced Credential — Form 30 and 35 • Transition to Teaching • National Board Certification (NBPTS)
Meet the Staff Brad Fittro Certification Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • First Class/Full Time Permits — Form 1/1A • Substitute Permits — Form 2L and Form 2S • Initial Professional Teaching Certificate — Form 20T and Form 20A
Meet the Staff Scottie Ford Certification Coordinator email@example.com • Advanced Salary and NBPTS Salary Supplement — Form 12 • NBPTS Fee Reimbursement – Form 37 • Student Support Salary Supplement – Forms 43 & 44 • Student Support Fee Reimbursement – Form 33 • Tuition Reimbursement – Form 36 • Moving Expenses Reimbursement – Form 32 • Community Programs – Form 50 • Temporary and Permanent Authorizations – Forms 38 and 42 • First Class/Full –Time Permits – Form 1/1A • Policy 5202
Meet the Staff Robert Mellace Teacher Quality Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • Initial Teaching Licensure (out-of-state) — Form 20A • Substitute Permits — Form 2L and 2S • Student Field Experience (out-of-state) — Form 23 • Student Teaching — Form 24 • Teach WV Website • Transition to Teaching • Troops to Teachers
Meet the Staff Associate Staff Mona Bowe Tina Ward Sherri Hudnall Mary Wilkins Diana Staley
Background Review Update Lori Buchanan
Background Disclosures Emphasize to all applicants that they must accurately answer ALL background disclosure questions
Background Disclosures If they answer “YES” to any question, they must provide: 1—a detailed narrative which describes the circumstances which led to the incident/arrest 2—court documentation and/or personnel documentation
The Background Review Process For applications with a background disclosure: Once the narrative and court and/or personnel documentation is received it is review by John Morrison, our investigator, and myself. Once reviewed, we either clear it to be processed, refer it to our Background Review Team, or deny it. If the applicant is cleared, the form can be processed by the coordinator.
The Background Review Process If referred to the Background Review Team, it stays pending until a meeting is scheduled. Background Review Team Meetings are typically held on a monthly basis but can take longer. At the Background Review Team meeting, the application can be cleared to be processed, more information can be requested, or it can be denied.
The Background Review Process This process can take from a week up to several months. If the required narrative and documentation are not submitted with the application and/or the person doesn’t disclose their background, the process can be significantly delayed. Once an applicant has disclosed something in this section, he/she must continue to disclose on every application made to our office.
Form 23 & 24 It is extremely important that background disclosures are reported accurately and the supporting documentation is provided at the time of the application to avoid any delays in processing time, especially with Form 23, 24, other permits, and temporary authorizations.
Form Updates OPP Staff
Form 19 *Form 19 has been updated on our website for clarification. -Initial: College recommendation; 3 years of teaching &/or management experience; official transcripts reflecting your degree award date; copy of your Praxis II; copy of your ELI training. -Renewal: Either an official transcript w/ 6 hours of appropriate renewal credit OR an MA +30 on your certificate. -Permanent: 6 hours of appropriate renewal credit OR MA +30 AND 5 years of experience. Two of those years must be in a combination of your administrative endorsements. One year must be completed in a WV school system.
Form 2S Short Term Substitute Teacher Permit • Same position for 30 days or less Form 2L Long Term Substitute Teacher Permit • Same position for more than 30 days
Form 2L Reminder about change in WVBE policy 5202: • When using an expired teaching certificate to become eligible for a long term substitute permit • It must have been valid within 5 years of the application date • It may only be used one time for a long term permit
Form 23 Out-of-State Institution Field Experience Request Requires: • Agreement between the school district and IHE (dated signatures from Superintendent and Institution Official) Form 23 does not require fingerprints
Form 24 Student Teacher Permit • Required for anyone completing their student teaching/internship in a WV school district including: • Student Teachers • Administrative Internship • Student Support Internship *Memo to personnel directors on 6 January 2014
Form 24 Requires: • Agreement between the school district and IHE (dated signatures from superintendent and institution official) • If out-of-state IHE, form 23 needed • Background check required
Form 24 • Beginning September 1st 2014, anyone completing student teaching/internship in a West Virginia school district after this date must have held a student teacher/internship permit in order to be approved for an initial certification. Forms 23 &24 • Form 4B cannot be accepted. Superintendent’s signature is required.
Form 3Teacher-in-Residence • Policy 5100, Section 10. • In order for Districts to place TIR candidates, agreement between District and IHE with an approved TIR program must be submitted to and approved by WVDE.
Form 3Teacher-in-Residence • Current TIR Programs and District Agreements: • WV State University: Boone, Clay, Mingo, Roane • Concord University: Fayette, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming • Fairmont State: Berkeley • Bluefield State: McDowell
Form 3Teacher-in-Residence • Perspective TIR Candidates must: • Have completed content preparation with a minimum 3.0 GPA • Have met state proficiency scores on Praxis 1 Pre-professional Skills exams & Praxis 2 Content exams. • Be eligible to serve in posted position where no other fully certified teacher is employed • Meet all requirements outlined in Policy 5202, Section 11.5
Form 20-T • Candidates seeking the following endorsements are required to have taken Praxis II Content Exam #5203 (The Teaching of Reading: Elementary Education): • Elementary Education (K-6) • Early Childhood Education (K-4)
Form 20-T (Continued) • WVDE is offering Temporary Certification to December 2013 Graduates who have not taken the Praxis Exam #5203. • Temporary Certification valid through June 30, 2014. • New 20T and Processing Fee required to convert from Temporary Certification to standard 3-year Initial Certification.
Form 20-T(Continued) • Beginning September 1, 2014: A copy of an applicant’s WV Student Teacher Permit must be included as part of the application materials for Initial Teacher Certification (Form 20-T).
Professional Certificate Renewal, Conversion, or Permanent for Teachers and Student Support Form 4
Policy 5202Instructional Technology According to Policy 5202, Section 10.1.4. B “Three of the six semester hours must be a course related to the improvement of instruction through the use of instructional technologies”
Instructional Technology This coursework should address: • instructional technology operations/concepts • the plan and design of effective instruction supported by technology • the implementation of curriculum plans that include instructional technologies • application of technology to assess and evaluate student learning
Forms 30 & 35Advanced Credentials Documentation for each Advanced Credential is very specific to each credential Validity periods will differ
Form 30 • Technology Integration Specialist (TIS)/Renewal • Mentor Teacher • Master Mentor Teacher/Renewal • Advanced Placement Teacher/Renewal
Form 30 Advanced Credential Documentation URL Link to Online portfolio 320 clock hours PD Approval of WVDE Director of Instructional Technology 5 days or 40 clock hours of PD CPD training 2 Days (Certificate) CPD Days 3 & 4 (Certificate) Additional 2 days (total 6) • Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) Initial • Renewal of TIS • Mentor Teacher • Master Mentor • Renewal Master Mentor
Advanced Placement Teacher • Complete College Board AP Course Audit (must submit evidence) AND • Attend 30-clock hour Summer AP Institute OR • Serve as exam reader for at least one College Board AP Exam Reading OR • Deliver at least one course-specific workshop through College Board OR • Successfully mentor a new AP teacher OR • Complete 3 semester hours of coursework related to AP course for which licensure is sought
RENEWALAdvanced Placement Teacher • Requirements are the same as for the initial Advanced Credential for Advanced Placement Teacher
Form 35 Advanced Credential Personal Finance Specialist Teacher Leadership for Building School and Community Culture Teacher Leadership for Professional Learning Teacher Leadership for Student Learning Business Education Specialist Marketing Education Specialist
Personal Finance Specialist • Successfully complete professional development on personal finance approved by WVDE AND • Successfully document the integration of personal finance education into the core curriculum utilizing the Teach 21 framework and approved by WVDE
Personal Finance SpecialistPermanent Credential • A permanent Advanced Credential for Personal Finance Specialist may be obtained after receiving the initial credential and one renewal of the credential at the appropriate renewal period and successfully completing the following: • Completion of an additional 5 days professional development related to personal finance education knowledge, skills, and pedagogy and offered/approved by the WVDE; AND • Successfully complete at least three semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or its equivalent from West Virginia eLearning, and directly related to the field of Personal Finance Education.
Teacher Leadership Advanced Credentials Teacher Leadership for Building School and Community Culture Teacher Leadership for Student Learning Teacher Leadership for Professional Learning Each credential requires the following: a valid WV Professional Certificate Evidence of successful completion of Coursework/PD approved by WVDE and directly related to the credential a recommendation of the county superintendent
Career and Technical Forms Doug Cipoletti
Processing Delays • The endorsement/s being requested MUST be listed – including endorsement Code (#) • Updated/current copy of Industry credentials MUST be included • NOCTI scores (if industry credential does not provide exemption)