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    Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) 
     

     
    NON TRADITIONAL SCECH OFFERINGS

    Eligible State Continuing Education Clock Hour (SCECH) Offerings To receive SCECH credit for the following Non-Traditional programs, you MUST contact your local SCECH Sponsor when starting the assignment for qualification instructions and validation forms required. Credit can only be earned by filing the appropriate paperwork within 30 days after the assignment.

    Non-Trad School Committee Verification Form
    Twenty Five (25) SCECHs may be earned for a full School year.  Partial credit is not allowed.  An applicant cannot earn more than 25 SCECHs per school year, regardless of the number of different assigned committees. Mixing and matching of committee meetings is not allowed.  School committees must meet a minimum of six times during the school year.  Participants must have verified attendance at a minimum of 3/4 of the scheduled committee meetings, but not less than six meetings, to be eligible for SCECHs. A maximum of 75 SCECHs earned in each activity in a five-year renewal period can be used toward certificate renewal.

    Non Traditional School Improvement Committee Verification Form 
    Twenty-five (25) SCECHs may be awarded for participation on a School Improvement Team for a full school year.  The candidate must be an active member of the local or intermediate school board approved Public Act 25 School Improvement Team.  Participants must have verified attendance at a minimum of ¾ of the scheduled School Improvement Team meetings, but not less than six meetings, to be eligible for SCECHs.  The signature of the building principal on the verification form will provide verification of the successful completion of the professional development

    A maximum of 75 SCECHs earned in each activity in a five-year renewal period can be used toward certificate renewal.

    Non Traditional Mentor Teacher Counselor Psychologist Administrator Verification Form
    Twenty Five (25)SCECHs are awarded for a placement period of a full semester of an academic year.  A mentor teacher must prepare and submit to the building principal and/or district’s superintendent an evaluation of the mentoring process.  Verification must be submitted to the SCECH Coordinator no later than 30 days following the end date of the activity. 

    A maximum of 75 SCECHs earned in each activity in a five-year renewal period can be used toward certificate renewal.

    Non Traditiional Supervising Teacher - School Counselor - Psychologist Verification Form
    Twenty-five SCECHs are awarded for a college placement period of not less than eight weeks.  A supervising teacher must prepare and submit to the building principal and/or the teacher preparation institution’s representative an evaluation of the student teacher/teacher intern’s performance.  Verification must be submitted to the SCECH Coordinator no later than 30 days following the end date of the activity. 

    A maximum of 75 SCECHs earned in each activity in a five-year renewal period can be used toward certificate renewal.

    Non Traditional Committee Meeting Guidelines 2015-2016

               
     
    District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) hours can only be used to renew or advance to the Professional Education Certificate and Occupational Education Certificate.  To use your DPPD hours for certificate renewal purposes:
    1. Enter each program, including category and hours of training into our Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) account (www.michigan.gov/moecs) on the "View Professional Learning" page under the "Professional Development" tab.
    2. MOECS will not allow more than eight (8) hours to be entered for a single calendar date.  Each calendar date should be listed separately.  DPPD hours should not include travel time or lunch breaks.
    3. Print the list of DPPD hours added to your MOECS account at the end of the school year.
    4. Complete your section of the form (found here)  and have your Principal/District Designee for required verification and signature (one list per school year). This form will change periodically so be sure you download the most current.
    5. Keep signed form for records and audit by the Michigan Department of Education, if requested.
    6. If, for any reason, the Principal/District Designee will NOT sign the form to verify any hours, delete them from your MOECS account. 

    Click here for PDF instructions and information on DPPD

    Click here for all Professional Development Annual Reporting Forms

    Link to MDE's site: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_14795-219674--,00.html

     IMPORTANT:  Due to the specificity of the legislation, administrators, school counselor licensed staff, school psychologists and non public school teachers are NOT eligible to receive DPPD and may NOT use it to renew any certificate.  Under new ruling - Teachers at Private Schools MAY utilize DPPD IF the school has opted to keep track of the DPPDs and be audited (See attached Opt-In/Opt-Out Form) You cannot use DPPD to renew a provisional certificate, however, you can use DPPD to progress from a Provisional Certificate to the Professional Education Certificate.

    You can use DPPD to progress from the Interim Occupational Certificate to the Occupational Education Certificate.

    Substitute Teachers must contact their school district to see if that district allows them to receive DPPD.

    The district must offer DPPD over at least five (5) DATES and offer at least thirty (30) hours annually.  Districts may provide make-up days, but are not required to by law.  There is no limitation restricting the use of DPPD for renewal/progression of a certificate to a maximum of thirty (30) hours per school year.  Teachers need a total of 150 professional learning hours to renew/progress.  Professional learning hours include:

    • DPPD
    • College Credit (1 semester hour equates to 25 professional learning hours)
    • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)    
    • PD Guidelines for DPPD

         

    ***SAU CREDIT INFORMATION***
     
    You can review course offerings for Spring Arbor University through the MySAU portal at mysau.arbor.edu>academics>course offerings>graduate>then term and location you are looking for.  Online elective options are available by choosing “SAUonline” as the location. 
    You do not need a login and password to view the course offerings.
     
     
    For more information, please contact Terri Reeves at 517-750-6554, or treeves@arbor.edu .
    To visit the SAU website, go to www.arbor.edu