Welcome to DARTEP!
(Directors and Representatives
of Teacher Education Programs in Michigan)
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
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.
- Minutes from December 5, 2014 (draft)
- OPPS Update
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
Meeting dates and locations
- 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.
CAEP Accreditation Workshop Docs (April 2-3, 2014) and Meeting Notes (Apr 2 | Apr 3 )
update video, slides, etc. (Sept. 19, 2012)
Facts about teacher certification in Michigan
(July 1, 2012)
rules - teacher certification code (May 24, 2012)
CAEP Overview (April 13, 2012)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
2014 Year Out survey results
Common Core State 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:
The new elementary
education standards 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
Exceptions to the requirement
that secondary teacher candidates pass MTTC tests in minor areas of
Administrative Rule Changes (Teacher
Certification, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Suspension/Revocation
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
Board Superintendant Monthly Podcast