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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 ... March 27, 2015, Hope College, Holland

Meeting information:

Our next meeting is at Hope College in Holland, March 27, 2015. Breakfast will be available at 9:00 AM, and the meeting will begin at 9:30 AM. We will be electing a new vice-chair for 2015-16. Caryn King from Grand Valley State University, the current vice-chair, will be serving as chair of DARTEP next year. We are looking for nominations from the Independent Colleges and Universities for vice-chair. If you are willing to stand for election or wish to nominate someone else, please let Jim Rooks or Caryn King know.

Please register/RSVP by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24.

  • The meeting will be at the Haworth Inn & Conference Center on Hope's campus. Directions to the Conference center can be found here. Directions to Hope College and a campus map can be found here.
  • Agenda ; during the job-alike session for Student Teacher Directors, Katie Bowers and Narcisa Morris from the Michigan State Police will be making a short presentation and answering questions about fingerprinting. This session will be held in the Donnelly Room and all are welcome
  • Minutes from February 7, 2015 (draft)
  • OPPS Update
  • Steve Best presentation: Michigan's K-12 Education Landscape in 2015

Teleconferencing and WiFi information:

If you are attending the DARTEP meeting on-line, the link for the Google Hangouts connection is here. Remember, you must have an account in order to connect to the meeting via this link.

Access to WiFi will be available, login information will be included in your registration folder.


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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 2015-16:
  • October 2, Grand Valley State Univ.
  • December 4, Eastern Michigan Univ.
  • February 5, Oakland University
  • April 22, 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 (Mar 26, 2015)

  • CAEP 101
  • Use of State Data
  • ED - Clinical Partnerships
  • ED - SPA or not
  • Holistic Scoring

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

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