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Welcome to DARTEP!

(Directors and Representatives of Teacher Education Programs in Michigan)

Dartep event For many years, Deans, Directors of Teacher Education, Directors of Student Teaching, Certification Officers, Michigan Department of Education officials and others who have a keen interest in the preparation of Michigan K-12 teachers have met to discuss the pertinent issues of the day. This organization has been a sounding board as well as a forum for careful analysis of best practice in the preparation of teachers. Although at times there may be disagreement over controversial issues, the tone of debate has always been cordial. As such, this organization serves as a kind of fraternity/sorority of like-minded professionals who value highly their association with one another. With the ever increasing complexity of the certification process, it is reassuring to know that DARTEP continues to serve as a forum where accurate information can be disseminated.

Next Meeting ... February 6, 2015, Albion College, Albion

Meeting information:

Our next meeting is at Albion College in Albion, February 6, 2015. A hot breakfast buffet will be available at 9:00 AM, and the meeting will begin at 9:30 AM.

Please RSVP at this link by 5:00 PM on 5 February if you have not already done so.

  • Campus map and directions; Free parking is available as noted on the web page; also follow signs posted on Michigan Avenue, Hannah Street and Erie Street as well. Overnight accommodation options are listed on the web page, too. In addition to the free parking noted above, reserved parking for DARTEP attendees is located on Perry and Ingham Streets. Signs will be posted and Albion College Campus Safety Officers will be available to assist.
  • Agenda
  • Minutes from December 5, 2014 (draft)
  • OPPS Update

Teleconferencing information:

To participate from a distance please contact both Guy Cox and Kyle Shanton; a MeetMe Conference call number and specific instructions will be given to you to participate. Additionally, on-site guest access to WiFi is available and pertinent user ID and log in information is included in your registration folder.



Email the MDE Prior to the Next Meeting

If you wish to email a question or concern to an MDE representative to which he or she can respond at the next meeting, use this link; if possible, state the name of the MDE rep you have in mind.

Meeting dates and locations for 2014-15:
  • October 3, Saginaw Valley State Univ.
  • December 5, Siena Heights Univ.
  • February 6, Albion College
  • CHANGE! March 27, Hope College

Contingency Plans for Meetings When There is Bad Weather
  • In case of bad weather, future meetings will not be cancelled. They will be held virtually. Look for information about the meetings, and potential changes, on the DARTEP website and Twitter.

Accreditation News:

CAEP Accreditation Workshop Docs (April 2-3, 2014) and Meeting Notes (Apr 2 MS Word file | Apr 3 MS Word file)

Certification update video, slides, etc. (Sept. 19, 2012)

Facts about teacher certification in Michigan (July 1, 2012) PDF file

Administrative rules - teacher certification code (May 24, 2012)

CAEP Overview (April 13, 2012) PDF file

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

MDE Info:

2014 Year Out survey results

OPPS website

Common Core State Standards

InTASC standards

Michigan's Educator Evaluation System

Our Future, Our Teachers: The Obama Administration's Plan for Teacher Education Reform and Improvement

October 8, 2010 - Michigan routes to certification for:

  • teachers PDF file
  • administrators PDF file

The new elementary education standards ms word icon were approved by the State Board of Education on Jan. 8, 2008.

MIEPI institutions working together to align TEAC quality principles and cross-cutting themes with MDE standards in vartious specialty areas. The results are freely available to use.

Exceptions to the requirement that secondary teacher candidates pass MTTC tests in minor areas of certification

Proposed Administrative Rule Changes (Teacher Certification, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Suspension/Revocation of Certificates)

Development Timeline for New Program Standards

Press Release: Governor Signs Bills Establishing Rigorous High School Curriculum

USA Today Article: Teacher Testing

Panel Considers Revamping College Aid and Accrediting

School Board Superintendant Monthly Podcast

Last updated 12/4/14. Maintained by Reuben Rubio; for other questions please view the contact list.