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Interim Certification Program for Teach For America-Detroit Corps Members
Introductions Kendra Hearn, Ph.D. Associate Chair for Secondary Education Clinical Assistant Professor TFA Certification Program Coordinator Beth Grzelak Teacher Education Program Director Chief Certification Officer Anita Lautenbach TFA Certification Program Assistant
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objectives By the end of this webinar, TFA-Detroit corps members will: be familiar with the basic policy and legislative guidelines pertaining to interim certification in the State of Michigan know how to enroll in the University of Michigan interim certification program know which documents are required in order to be recommended for an interim certificate be familiar with the interim certificate subject-area endorsement options know the interim certification program format and expectations be familiar with the additional program options (e.g., non-candidate for degree and master’s degree) and how they integrate the certification program
About Interim Certification in Michigan Is an alternative licensure that allows those who do not already hold a provisional or professional teaching certificate to teach in Michigan Must have a B.A. degree and a 3.0+ GPA Must pass the MTTC basic skills test and subject area test(s) in areas in which you wish to be certified Those seeking world languages endorsement must pass an oral proficiency test (OPIc) Cannot add endorsements once interim certificate is issued Teaching placement must align with the endorsement area(s) listed on the interim certificate. See MDE list of classes that can be taught with each endorsement. At U-M can only be issued certificate at one level – elementary or secondary. One exception: K-8/6-12 Spanish Valid for 5 years If you do not teach for a third year and complete requirements to earn a provisional certificate within those 5 years, the interim certificate will expire U-M has the option to request that your interim certificate be invalidated if you do not meet cert program requirements
Certificate Endorsement Areas Elementary Options: Elementary (K-5 all subjects; grades K-8, self- contained classroom) Can add the following endorsements to an Elementary endorsement: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies (grades 6-8) ESL (grades K-8), Spanish (grades K-8) Secondary (grades 6-12) Options: World Languages: French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish ESL (not as a standalone endorsement) English Mathematics Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Integrated, Physical, Physics Social Studies: Economics, History, Political Science, Social Studies
Enrolling in the Interim Certification Program Let TFA-Detroit know your choice for your interim certification program. Look for an from Anita Lautenbach with instructions for completing U-M enrollment Check in at the University of Michigan table at Induction in June to make sure that all of your enrollment forms and certification documents have been received.
Documents Required for U-M Recommendation for Interim Certificate Interim Certification Program enrollment forms Official passing scores for MTTC basic skills test and all subject areas for which you wish to be endorsed. Test scores must be sent directly from testing center to U-M Ann Arbor (institution code: 28). All tests must be passed by July test date. OPIc certificate (world languages candidates only) Minimum score= Advanced Low Submit to TFA: official transcripts with degree conferred date, proof of First Aid/CPR (adult & child) certification valid through September 2013 Proof of bloodborne pathogens training (Online training. Free.) Criminal Background Check for U-M (No fingerprints. Cost is $72.) Apply for your interim certificate via MOECS once you have passed all MTTC tests. All documents must be submitted to U-M by August 15.
about the Interim Certification Program outcomes and performance-based success is judged by demonstration of skillful teaching expected of novices as evaluated using the program rubric during field visits and on portfolio entries non-credit bearing, but satisfies Michigan Department of Education professional development requirements for new teachers designed for in-service teachers builds upon what you are experiencing in your classrooms in that instructors ascertain what corps members are encountering during their teaching and incorporate those challenges and successes into their lessons classes held bi-weekly, during evenings in Detroit scheduled to avoid conflict with master’s program classes
3 components of the Interim Certification Program Content Methods Seminars Meet bi-weekly on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at the U-M Detroit Center Organized by flexible modules focused on topics of importance to new teachers Instruction about skillful teaching with visualizations to make teaching more transparent (e.g. demonstrations, rehearsals, video analysis of teaching) Field Instruction Four visits (1/quarter) to your classroom by field instructor, all of whom are/have been practitioners Evaluation and feedback given via program rubric and narrative comments Portfolio Compile a portfolio of evidence of teaching practice with artifacts and reflective writings Portfolio tasks cap each seminar module Suitable for presentation to prospective employers Seminars & Field Instruction can be elected as EDUC 638 for 3 credits Portfolio Compilation & Exhibition can be elected as EDUC 655 for 2 credits
Expectations to maintain interim certification Attend all seminar classes and be an active and engaged professional learner No more than 1 seminar class absence with good reason Be rated advanced proficient+ on the program outcomes pertaining to professionalism Complete all portfolio entries and receive ‘passing’ ratings Actively work with field instructor to schedule field visits and debriefings Be rated beginning proficient (with no pre-novice ratings) on all program outcomes by end of year 1
Seminar Topics YEAR ONEYEAR TWO Block 1: Content Methods Block 2: Content Literacy Module 1: How Students Learn the Discipline Module 6: Content Area Reading, Writing, and Thinking Module 2: Planning for Effective and Engaging Instruction Module 3: Strategies for Delivering Effective Content Instruction Module 7: More Strategies for Delivering Effective Content Instruction Block 3: Differentiating Instruction Block 4: Pursuing the Profession Module 4: Motivating Students to Learn in the Discipline Module 8: Assessing and Reflecting on Student Learning in the Discipline Module 5: Teaching All Children (ELL, Special Education, Gifted & Talented, Low SES) Module 9: Reflecting on Practice
Schedule & Location of Certification Seminars (and most master’s classes) University of Michigan Detroit Center Conveniently located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Area/Cultural Center 3663 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI TFA Certification Program Schedule (TENTATIVE) Program Orientation 6-8pm Tuesday, 9/10/13Thursday, 9/12/13 Orientation Group Elementary Secondary Social Studies Secondary Science Orientation Group Secondary English World Languages Secondary Math Fall Content Methods Seminars 6-8pm Tuesday Seminars Elementary Secondary Social Studies Secondary Science Thursday Seminars Secondary English World Languages Secondary Math Dates TBD Winter Seminars & Workshops 6-8pm Seminars Elementary Secondary Social Studies Secondary Science Seminars Secondary English World Languages Secondary Math Dates TBD Portfolio Exhibition Date TBD all corps members * participation mandatory to earn credit for EDUC 552 as NCFD or master’s degree student.
Cost of Interim Certification Program Year OneYear TwoTotal $4850 $9700 Partial payments due if you withdraw prior to the end of year. Certification program fees are payable with AmeriCorps Education Award (if eligible), but do not qualify for other financial aid. Billing for cert program occurs at the end of each year, and are due after AmeriCorps awards have been released. MA students: $8000 of cert program fees are credited back to you as a scholarship to use towards the U-M master’s degree program. NCFD students: $1000/credit elected is credited back to you as a scholarship to use towards non-candidate for degree credit ($5000 maximum).
3 options Interim Certification Program Satisfies legislative requirement to hold interim certification & maintain employment Cost: $4850/year ($9700 total) Payable with AmeriCorps award at the end of each year in the corps No ‘out of pocket’ expenses Non-Candidate for Degree (to earn 5-8 graduate credits for certification program coursework) Enroll in interim cert program; complete all content methods seminar and field instruction requirements Pay fees for interim cert program Apply and be accepted to Rackham Graduate School as NCFD by Sept. 30 of 2 nd year in corps (GRE not required) Elect 2-3 courses for 5-8 grad credits Scholarship of $1000 per grad credit elected (up to $5000) will be credited back from cert program fees to be used towards NCFD tuition (e.g. $5000 for 8 credits) Estimated “out-of-pocket” cost for 5-8 credits: $439 (resident); $6000 (non-resident) -estimate based on tuition rates -does not include certification program fees (payable with AmeriCorps award, if eligible) Master of Arts in Ed. Studies (graduate degree from the U-M) Enroll in interim cert program; complete all content methods seminar and field instruction requirements Pay fees for interim cert program Apply and be accepted to Rackham Graduate School by Sept. 30 of 1 st year in corps (GRE required) Successfully complete requirements of Rackham Graduate School (30-credit program which includes certification program classes) Scholarship of $8000 for all MA students (this is a credit of a portion of your cert. program fees) and an additional scholarship for non-resident students of up to $25,000 Estimated “out-of-pocket” cost for MA program: $19,345 (resident); $21,638 (non- resident) -estimate based o tuition rates – does not include certification program fees (payable with AmeriCorps award, if eligible)
about Non-Candidate for Degree: an option to earn credit for cert program coursework For corps members who would like to earn 5-8 graduate credits for certification program work and TFA Summer Institute, but not interested or ready to commit to a full degree program Apply through Rackham Graduate school by September 30 of 2 nd year in the corps $60 application fee Requires the same application as master’s degree, except no GRE required Can elect 2–3 courses (5-8 credits) for graduate credit for coursework completed in the certification program; $1000 scholarship for each credit elected ($5000 max) Must be enrolled at least part-time to be eligible for loans Up to 15 credits can be counted towards a degree; can only enroll 1 term an NCFD Elect in Spring after Year Two EDUC 655: Credit for successful portfolio completion and participation in portfolio exhibition (2 credits) – no additional work required EDUC 638: Credit for successful seminar completion and satisfactory field evaluations (3 credits) – no additional work required EDUC 540: Credit for successful completion TFA Summer Institute + additional U-M assignments (3 credits)
about the Master of Arts in Educational Studies: Urban Pedagogy pathway Apply by September 30 to Rackham Graduate School($60 application fee) Holistic review of application Suitable for those who plan to remain in education or who plan to go on to another profession but want to better understand urban teaching and learning methods, policies, and issues Designed to work in tandem with the certification program (only 8 courses needed in addition to cert program work) Most classes scheduled in evenings at U-M Detroit Center No summer term courses Can be completed in 1 ½ years as outlined $8K credit of cert program fees as a scholarship towards master’s program tuition Additional scholarship of up to $25K for non-residents Must be enrolled at least part time to be eligible for loans Fall of Year One Program application, including GRE scores due Sept. 30. No master’s classes this term. Winter of Year One EDUC 649: Foundational Perspectives on Educational Reform (3) Spring of Year One EDUC 606: Developmental & Psych. Perspectives (3) ENGR 599: Educational Entrepreneurship Workshop - Cognate (1) Fall of Year Two EDUC 547/739: Differentiating Literacy Instruction in Elementary & Secondary Schools - hybrid online & face-to-face (3) EDUC 552: Instructional Leadership in Schools (3) Winter of Year Two EDUC 695: Research & Educational Practice (3) 1 EDUC elective (3) Spring of Year Two EDUC 638: Credit for Cert. Program Seminar (3) EDUC 540: Credit for Summer Inst. + assignments (3) EDUC655: Credit for Cert Program Portfolio (2) Cognate: Any graduate course outside of EDUC (3) Spring of year two is when you will elect credits for work already completed in the certification program
Who to contact about certification program for general program questions Kendra Hearn, Ph.D. Clinical Asst. Professor/ Program Coordinator for questions about certification/documentation Anita Lautenbach Program Assistant
Who to contact about non-candidate for degree and master’s program for general program/ curriculum questions Kendra Hearn, Ph.D. Clinical Asst. Professor/ Program Coordinator Emily Jenkins Educational Studies MA Recruitment Coordinator for application questions for residency application, scholarship & financial aid questions Eileen Brussolo Assistant Director SOE Office of Student Affairs