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Teacher Recertification

In the summer of 2011, the State of Michigan passed several school and tenure reform bills. The Michigan Department of Education then created new administrative rules to comply with the new laws. The updated rules will impact all levels of teacher certification. Make sure you view the revised Teacher Certification Code in its entirety.

Please note that all provisional renewals, applications for the professional certificate, and professional renewals are now processed exclusively through the Michigan Department of Education.

The Office of Professional Development and Education Outreach offers individual courses to meet the needs of teacher certificate renewals and continuing education. Please visit the following tabs for course options.

Visit the SEHS Advising page for more information on continuing certification and the renewal process. Or call (248) 370-4182.
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Oakland University periodically offers individual counseling elective courses for educators, counselors, and any individuals interested in learning more about the field of counseling. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

For more information on counseling elective courses, please contact: 
Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
(248) 209-2472 phone  |   (248) 209-2461 fax


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Upgrade your ZA endorsement to the newer and more inclusive ZS endorsement with our new bridge option:
ZA Endorsement + (4 credits + 4 credits) + MTTC ZS Test = ZS Endorsement


FALL 2014 (September 3 - December 13, 2014)
  • Course: EC 552: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education (Credit Hours: 4)
    Location: Macomb ISD, Clinton Township, MI
    Dates/Time: Wednesday from 5:00-8:20 p.m.
    Description: This course focuses on early childhood special education (ECSE) as a unique discipline similar to, but distinctly different than early childhood education and special education. Teaming, assessment, family centered practice, and child focused practices within multiple contexts of ECSE will be addressed. Activities will take place that encourage reflective practice.  A field experience is built into the course.
WINTER 2015 (January 6 - April 20, 2015)
  • Course: EC 553 – ECSE: Programming, Planning & Intervention (Credit Hours: 4)
    Location: Macomb ISD, Clinton Township, MI
    Dates/Time: Wednesday from 5:00-8:20 p.m.
    Description: This course focuses on linking the foundational components to professional practice in the field of Early Childhood Special Education.  Practical applications of teaming, assessment, family centered practice and child focused approaches will be addressed, with particular attention to the themes of diversity, inclusion, and technology.  A field experience is built into the course.

SCHOLARSHIP
INFORMATION

The Macomb Initiative Scholarship provides a $150.00 per-credit-hour award to educators enrolled in the following course(s): ECE 552.  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and there is no application required.  This award is non-renewable and the student recipient must meet the eligibility requirements.  This scholarship may be used for tuition only. 

Eligibility Requirements include:
  • Courses must be scheduled at the Macomb ISD at 44001 Garfield Road 
  • Show proof of an earned bachelor’s degree 
  • Be admitted as a “professional development” student or enrolled in an existing graduate program 
  • Teacher/Administrator certificates and endorsements must be current

To receive more information, please submit your contact information using this request form.

If you have any other questions, please contact:
Sherry Quinn, Director of Macomb
(586) 226-4590   |   (586) 226-8643 fax
sequinn@oakland.edu



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Oakland University periodically offers individual elective courses for educators, counselors, and any individuals interested in learning more about issues in the field of education. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

For more information on Educational Issues courses, please contact
(248) 209-2460 phone   |   (248) 209-2461 fax



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Oakland University offers exciting opportunities to enroll in Educational Leadership courses designed for teachers and administrators to develop their leadership skills.  Our graduate courses may be taken to fulfill the state of Michigan recertification requirements.  Please contact your educational district or the MDE to ensure that our courses will fulfill your requirements.  If you are interested in future Educational Leadership elective courses, please contact us for more information about upcoming courses.  Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP   |   Download Flier
  • Courses begins in Fall 2014
  • 6 credit, two-semester hybrid program   |   Format: Hybrid
  • Courses include: Introduction to IB Principles, Practices, & Curriculum (3 credits) and Leaders in IB Schools: Moving Theory to Practice (3-credits)
  • Includes two face-to-face sessions on Saturdays at Oakland University's main campus, with additional online learning activities
  • Courses combine an emphasis on administering an IB program, with general administrative practices and recent trends in educational leadership.  The courses are designed and taught by practicing IB administrators and education school professionals.
For more information on Educational Leadership courses, please contact: 
(248) 209-2460 phone   |   (248) 209-2461 fax


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RDG 510: Inquiry-Based Literacy Instruction

To meet the needs of the Michigan reading requirement, Oakland University offers RDG 510 for 3 or 4 graduate credits.  This course is offered all year round in a hybrid/partially-online format.  For current course offerings, please visit SAIL and do a course search.  RDG 510 will apply to certain graduate programs including the M.Ed. in Special Education.  Upcoming courses are also listed below:

Summer 2014
  • Details: There will be three face-to-face meetings on June 30, July 10, and July 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. at the Oakland Schools ISD building in Waterford, MI.  The remainder of the content will be held online.
  • If you are interested in registering for the summer course, please contact Donna Rich at rich@oakland.edu or by phone at (248) 209-2472
  • Registration ends June 30 (or as soon as the class fills)
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For Fall 2014 RDG 510 courses, please contact the Reading Department directly at (248) 370-3054.

There are two sections of RDG 510 running this Fall 2014.  Details for each section are shown below:
  • 3 credits: CRN: 44076
    4 credits: CRN: 44083
    Details: There will be three face-to-face meetings on Tuesdays: September 9, October 28, and December 2 from 5:00 - 8:20 p.m. at Oakland University: Pawley Hall.  The remainder of the content will be held online. If you are a current OU student, you can register for this course on SAIL.  If you are not a current OU student, you can register for this course by contacting the Reading Department at (248) 370-3054.

  • 3 credits - CRN: 43888
    4 credits - CRN: 43889
    Details: There will be three face-to-face meetings on Saturdays: September 6, October 25, and November 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. at Oakland University: Pawley Hall.  The remainder of the content will be held online. If you are a current OU student, you can register for this course on SAIL.  If you are not a current OU student, you can register for this course by contacting the Reading Department at (248) 370-3054.



RDG 570: The Authors & Illustrators Art & Craft: June 30 - July 23, 2014
Authors & Illustrators Art & Craft approaches children’s and young adult literature from multiple perspectives: It combines aspects of children’s literature with components of reading and writing instruction, while offering a window into the author’s or illustrator’s creative processes. Authors discuss their current projects, their writing process, revisions, inspirations, their successes and failures. Students interact by posing questions one-on-one or during the class Q & A session.  The Authors & Illustrators course can be taken for (2 to 4) graduate credits for certificate renewal. Reading MAT students may take the course as an elective or as their literature requirement.   The course meets Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. and is held on Oakland University's Main Campus in Rochester, MI.

Some of the Authors & Illustrators who will present include:
  • Steve Sheinkin
  • Helen Frost
  • Chris Raschka
  • Ron Koertge
  • Merrie Haskell
Please visit the RLA website or call The Reading Department at (248) 370-3054 for more information.




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Oakland University offers exciting opportunities to enroll in Special Education related courses designed for general/special education teachers, administrators, and any individuals interested in learning more about the subject. If you are interested in future Special Education elective courses, please contact the project manager, Andrea Lewis, for more information about upcoming courses. Courses are offered on a varying basis each semester.

FALL 2014: September 3 - December 13, 2014

Fall 2014 courses are under development at this time, but will be announced shortly.  Please contact the program coordinator below to be added to our mailing list once Fall 2014 electives are announced!

  Fall 2014 courses are under development at this time.

Please help us with our future course offerings by completing this short, two-minute survey. This survey
will help us to determine what courses should be offered in upcoming terms.  Thank you for your time!
 

For more information, please contact: 
Andrea Lewis, Project Manager
(248) 209-2471 phone   |   (248) 209-2461 fax



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