State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) 
State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are State Board approved credit. Clock hours are earned by attending professional development activities approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).  These hours can be used for renewal of certificates and licenses issued by the MDE, Office of Professional Preparation Services.  SCECH credit can be earned by attending and /or participating in Professional Development Programs and certain Non-Traditional Meetings.  

 Certificate Renewal 
 If you have questions about your certification and/or renewal, please contact the Michigan Department of Education's Office of Professional Preparation Services. Information is available online at the MDE website

***PLEASE NOTE*** Only state-approved SCECH training counts toward certificate renewal. 

 
Traditional Programs — State Approved (Conferences & Workshops)
In order to count toward your SCECHs, the program must meet the following criteria:
•  Relate to Professional Development
•  3-clock hour presentation/speaking engagement  
•  15-minute break 
The application below needs to be submitted 45 days prior to the begin date along with a detailed agenda in a separate Word document.  Please e-mail this information to angelapajur@livingstonesa.org
SCECH Application 2017-2018 

 Non-Traditional Meetings — State Approved 
Please Note:  SCECHs for these activities are only available to Livingston County educators.

Meetings may consist of a series of ongoing meetings (usually within the school) to discuss various issues. This is a defined group of participants and does not necessarily include outside speakers. The principal must be aware of any meetings taking place.

  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 
•  SCECHs are issued for participation in one committee activity per school year (regardless of the number of              committees on which a participant serves) earning 25 Clock Hours.
•  Participants cannot earn more than 75 Clock Hours in any one category during a five-year period.  
•  Mixing and matching of committee meetings is not allowed. 
                           School Committee 
  Participants can earn 25 SCECHs per school year with a maximum of 75 SCECHs within a 5-year period. Participants must have attended a minimum of six required meetings (attending all six), or 75% of all scheduled meetings (rounding up) in a school year. Only one activity per participant is allowed for submission for this category.  Requests for paperwork may be e-mailed to:  angelapajur@livingstonesa.org 

  PA 25 School Improvement Team 
  Candidate must be an active member of the local or intermediate school board Public Act 25 School Improvement Team for the entire school year and participate in ¾ of all meetings (rounding up), but no less than six meetings in a school year (attending all six). Participants can earn 25 SCECHs per school year with a maximum of 75 SCECHs within a five-year period. Only one activity per participant is allowed for submission for this category.  Requests for paperwork may be e-mailed to:  angelapajur@livingstonesa.org 

  Supervision of Student Teacher and Teacher Intern (Semesters 1 & 2) 
  A teacher who supervises a student/intern teacher for a determined placement period of not less than eight weeks may earn 25 SCECHs. A supervising teacher must coach and provide feedback to the student/intern teacher, in accordance with the teacher preparation institution’s policies. A supervising teacher must submit to the building principal and/or the teacher preparation institution’s representative formal evaluations of the student teacher/teacher intern’s performance. The building principal must sign the verification form to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment. This activity may only be used a maximum of 3 times toward certificate renewal within an educator’s certificate renewal period.  Requests for paperwork may be e-mailed to:  angelapajur@livingstonesa.org
 
  New Teacher Mentor (Semesters 1 & 2) 
  A teacher may earn 25 SCECHs for serving as a mentor to a new teacher. Mentorship must take place for at least a full semester of an academic year. A teacher mentor must submit to the building principal an evaluation and a log of time spend with the student during the mentoring process for the application period. The building principal must sign the verification form and the log of time spend with the student, to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment. This activity may only be used a maximum of 3 times toward certificate renewal within an educator’s certificate renewal period.  Requests for paperwork may be e-mailed to:  angelapajur@livingstonesa.org