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Policy and Legislative Action

At the DARTEP meeting of October 2, 2009, the community voted unanimously to establish a subcommittee of members that would be research issues, changes, and new tidings affecting teacher education programs that come from the State Board of Education, the State Legislature, the Michigan Department of Education, and federal policy and legislation. This subcommittee would then disseminate information to the DARTEP membership, using both the email listserv and this website. The committee is also charged with recommending any action by DARTEP institutions.

Other Committee Activities and Events

Members of the DARTEP community serve on committees and organizations within the State of Michigan that provide a standing report to the membership at each meeting. The following are a list of those groups along with a brief description, and the person responsible for making the report.

Dean's Council

Michigan Independent Educator Preparation Institutions (MI EPI) - The organization of the Deans and Directors of Independent Teacher Preparation Institutions of Michigan is committed to the continuous improvement of the professional preparation of educators through representation, communication, and advocacy.

Michigan Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE)

Michigan Association of Teacher Education (MATE)


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 2017-18:
  • October 6, Albion College
  • December 1, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • February 2, Ferris State University
  • April 6, 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 (Apr 20-21, 2016)

  • Process Improvement Guidelines (Francis/Deschaine, CMU) | List of Strengths and Weaknesses from Discussion
  • Assessment for Continuous Improvement and Accreditation (Kubitskey, EMU)
  • CAEP IB Pathway (Klemm/Periyaswarmy, CMU)
  • CAEP Update (Chepko, CAEP)
  • EPP Created Assessment- Student Teaching Observation (Chepko, CAEP)
  • Standard 2: Partnership for Practice (Chepko, CAEP)
  • Standard 4: Measures of Teacher Impact on P-12 (Chepko, CAEP)
  • Bush Foundation Survey Information (Chepko, CAEP)

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:

World Languages Technical Assistance

MDE Science Page

2014 Year Out survey results

OPPS website

Common Core State Standards

InTASC standards

Michigan's Educator Evaluation System

Educator Evaluation (Apr., 2016)

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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