Monthly Archives: December 2011

Letter to the Governor and Legislators of Michigan

I am writing this letter as a representative of the Michigan Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) board of trustees. MACTE represents almost all of the 34 teacher education programs in Michigan. I wish to offer my services, and … Continue reading

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Conclusion: Educators are beginning to feel like soldiers under attack.

Conclusion Educators are beginning to feel like soldiers under attack. We are not prepared for the attack we are receiving, as it is coming from the very government we have pledged ourselves to serve. While we are dedicating our efforts … Continue reading

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Alternative Routes for Administrator Certification

In PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS, R 380.101 Definitions, Rule 1, is added the following:   (b) “Administrator alternate route program” means pathways to certification offered by recognized state professional organizations based on experience or alternative preparation, or both, pursuant to … Continue reading

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Specific Comments on Changes to Teacher Certification Code (2011-018 ED)

Rule 390.1122 (4) states: Applicants who complete an approved alternate route program under section 1531i of 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1531i are considered to have met the requirements of this rule. They may be “considered to have met the requirements … Continue reading

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General Comments on Alternative Routes to Teacher and Administrator Certification

Two of the laws passed in January 2010 to gain competitive advantage for our state to win Race to the Top (RTTT) funding allowing for alternative teacher and administrator certification are being incorporated into the current proposed language to change … Continue reading

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Public Comment on proposed administrative rules changes to Michigan Teacher Certification Code (2011-018 ED) and Administrator Certification Code (2011-19 ED)

The next few blogs will present some of my public comments to the Office of Professional Preparation Services, Michigan Department of Education, P. O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI  48909, Email:  oppspubliccomment@michigan.gov, Fax:  517-373-0542  I currently serve as the Associate Dean of … Continue reading

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