SCECH Information

2015/2016 SCHOOL YEAR NEWS!!

*  As of August 1, 2015 - SCECH participants who do not have a certificate/license issued by the MDE, will no longer have access to the SCR (Secure Central Registry) system when it goes live in MOECS near the end of this year.  They may still earn SCECHs, but will be issued a certificate of completion by the coordinator (Dawn Mosher)
*  Also starting August 1, 2015, we are required to collect PIC numbers as mandatory information. (Directions for locating your PIC number)  The key item used to match upload records to participants will be their PIC number.  The email will no longer be an important factor for earning SCECH's and connecting the hours to the individual accounts.  Please make sure your participants have included their PIC number on the individual application.  
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To apply for SCECH, please use click on the SCECH's Application and fill out complete.  It can then be mail  to Dawn Mosher - PLEASE INCLUDE AGENDA:

Lapeer County Education and Technology Center
690 N. Lake Pleasant Rd.
Attica, Mi.  48412
Attn:  Dawn Mosher


New Administrative Rule Changes
State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)
formerly SB-CEUs

The new Administrative Rules have eliminated the term “State Board Continuing Education Units” (SB-CEUs).  In place of SB-CEU credits, educators will earn “state continuing education hours” and “clock hours” for renewal purposes.  The Office of Professional Preparation Services will be combining these two terms into one – “State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)” for renewal credits previously known as SB-CEUs.  Instead of earning SB-CEUs, an educator will earn SCECHs. 

The new SCECHs will be awarded through the Secure Central Registry (SCR) and the online evaluation is still required.  SB-CEUs earned previously within the appropriate time period can still be used for renewal.  The Secure Central Registry will now show your credits in Hours.  For conversion purposes, SB-CEUs x 10 equal the clock hours earned. 

SCECH and SCR information can be accessed through the teacher certification webpage at:
 
www.michigan.gov/teachercert

Who is eligible to use SCECHs/SB-CEUs for certificate approval?

Individuals who hold the following certificates and licenses are eligible to obtain and use SCECHs toward certificate/licensure renewal:

• School Psychologist certificate

• School Guidance Counselor license

• School Administrator certificate

These certificates require renewal every five years.  The renewal requirement includes the completion of six semester hours of appropriate coursework through an approved institution, 180 SCECHs, or a combination of these.  School administrators are required to complete six semester hours, 180 SCECHs, or a combination of the two every five years for continued employment.

• Professional Education certificate

• Occupational Education certificate

These certificates require renewal every five years.  The renewal requirement includes the completion of six semester hours of appropriate coursework through an approved institution, 180 SCECHs, district provided professional development, or a combination of all three

• Provisional Certificate
    (renewed after Sept. 1, 2013) 

This certificate requires renewal every three years, maximum of 2 renewals.  The renewal requirement includes the evidence that he or she has earned since the issuance of the certificate:  6 semester credit hours in a planned program at an approved teacher preparation institution or 180 clock hours of state continuing education in approved professional development activities appropriate to the grade level and content endorsement(s) of the certificate that he or she holds or a combination of semester credit hours and state continuing education hours; or that he or she holds an earned master’s or higher degree in areas appropriate to kindergarten to grade 12 teaching.