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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers. November 2007 Krista D. Ried, Teacher Quality Coordinator Office of Professional Preparation Services www.michigan.gov/teachercert. Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers. SECONDARY Special Education Teachers.

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highly qualified special education teachers

Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

November 2007

Krista D. Ried, Teacher Quality Coordinator

Office of Professional Preparation Services

www.michigan.gov/teachercert

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

SECONDARY Special Education Teachers

Co-teaches or facilitates instruction

Provides DIRECT instruction

Not required to be HQT

Must be HQT

assessed to “alternate achievement standards”

Teacher must meet the definition of HQT elementary teachers – ex. Elementary Education MTTC

tested with MEAP/MME

Use one of the HOUSSE options, test in specific subject area, OR have a major (or equivalent)

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

Secondary means…

  • 9-12 special education classrooms
    • regardless of setting, self-contained or departmentalized
  • 6-8 special education classrooms
    • departmentalized
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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

SECONDARY Special Education Teachers

Co-teaches or facilitates instruction

Provides DIRECT instruction

Not required to be HQT

Must be HQT

assessed to “alternate achievement standards”

Teacher must meet the definition of HQT elementary teachers – ex. Elementary Education MTTC

tested with MEAP/MME

Use one of the HOUSSE options, test in specific subject area, OR

have a major (or equivalent)

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

“alternate achievement standards”

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Mi-Access

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

SECONDARY Special Education Teachers

Co-teaches or facilitates instruction

Provides DIRECT instruction

Not required to be HQT

Must be HQT

assessed to “alternate achievement standards”

Teacher must meet the definition of HQT elementary teachers – ex. Elementary Education MTTC

tested with MEAP/MME

Use one of the HOUSSE options, test in specific subject area, OR have a major (or equivalent)

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

Documentation Change!

  • Why 1998?
  • 9 years is the maximum amount of time a teacher can work on a Provisional certificate without having earned the total of 18 semester credit hours necessary for either the SECOND PROVISIONAL RENEWAL or the PROFESSIONAL certificate.

Teachers certified prior to 1998 SHOULD be able to utilize HOUSSE option #1

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

HOUSSE Options-

Note: Three years of experience previously

required has been retracted

  • have completed, after receiving their initial teaching certificate, a minimum of 18 semester hours in a core academic subject program of study or towards a master’s or higher degree that supports the teaching of the core academic subject

that supports

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

Masters Degrees (HOUSSE #1):

March 2004 Flexibility Update

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Educational Technology
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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

Masters degrees that cannot be

used to verify HQT status, as a

“blanket statement”:

  • Masters in Special Education (per Dr. Hughes January 2005 letter stating “in and of itself”)
  • Masters in Educational Leadership/Administration
  • Masters in Educational Psychology
  • Masters in Psychology
  • Masters in Counseling
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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

18 Hour Planned Program (HOUSSE #1):

  • content related
  • not necessarily content specific
  • Examples –
  • Methods of Teaching Math
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Integrating Technology (content related)
  • Strategies for Instructing Students with Learning Disabilities
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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

HOUSSE Options –

2. Have completed an individual professional development plan of 90 clock hours of professional development or 6 semester hours of coursework in the specific content area within the last five years

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

HOUSSE Options –

3. Demonstrated competence, as outlined in a local performance assessment of the employing district or school such as a portfolio

  • Multi-subject portfolio for special education teachers is available on our website
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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

HOUSSE Option #3 Components:

College Level Course Work

Years of Teaching Experience

Content Specific Professional Development Activities

Service to the Profession in the Content Area

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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

All teachers-

  • Demonstrate competence across ALL the core academic subject areas by utilizing one of the HOUSSE options

Brand NEW teachers-

  • Recommended that they take at least one of the “core four” MTTCs along with the Elementary Education MTTC
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MTTC Option
  • Special education teachers may also opt to take & pass the appropriate SUBJECT MTTC to verify HQ
  • Certificate will not change
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Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

Questions?

Krista D. Ried

Teacher Quality Coordinator

riedk@mi.gov or 517-373-0699

www.michigan.gov/teachercert