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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. Visit the SEHS Advising page for more information on continuing certification and the renewal process.

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

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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 + only 2 courses + MTTC ZS Test = ZS Endorsement

BENEFITS:
  • attain the State Board of Education's revised standards reflecting the knowledge and skills needed to teach children from birth to age 8 in general education settings, as well as significant knowledge and skills teaching children with disabilities
  • be qualified to teach in:
    • general education early childhood classrooms
    • inclusive early childhood classrooms, and
    • early childhood special education classrooms
  • feel confident in knowing you possess the most up-to-date early childhood endorsement available, and in having the skills and knowledge needed to address the developmental and educational needs of all children in your care, regardless of ability level
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.

Request additional information about upgrading to the ZS endorsement.


TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO GET YOU STARTED:

The Macomb Initiative Scholarship provides a $150.00 per-credit-hour award to educators enrolled in the following course(s): EC 552.  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  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
  • Although students are not required to "apply", their qualifications will be reviewed by the EC coordinator, prior to registration

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.

FALL 2014 (September 3 - December 6, 2014)
EST 532: Diagnosis and Remediation in Mathematics 
Format: Online
Credits: 1-4 (variable)
Course DescriptionGuides elementary teachers to acquiring skills for determining children’s basic mathematics instructional levels, diagnosing learning difficulties and designing instruction for remediation and follow-up procedures.
Download Flier   |   Contact Dr. Ji-Eun Lee for more information.

FALL 2014 - WINTER 2015 (October 2014 - April 2015)
EL 570N: Effective Leadership from Where You Stand
Format: Hybrid (Meets one Monday evening per month and has additional online activities)
Credits: 6
Details: This course, taught by Dr. Christine Abbott, is an exciting opportunity to enroll in an Educational Leadership course designed for teachers and administrators who need to fulfill continuing professional certification requirements.  The course focuses on Effective Leadership using a current best seller on Leadership.  For more information, please contact Dr. Christine Abbott at cabbott@oakland.edu.

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



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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 6-CREDIT LEADERSHIP COURSES FOR ADMINISTRATORS   
  • Courses will run in Winter 2015 and Fall 2015
  • 6 credits over two-semesters
  • Hybrid format includes two face-to-face sessions on Saturdays at Oakland University's main campus, with additional online learning activities
  • Courses include: Introduction to IB Principles, Practices, & Curriculum (3 credits) and Leaders in IB Schools: Moving Theory to Practice (3-credits)
  • 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 IB Leadership Courses for Administrators, please contact: 
Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
(248) 209-2472 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:

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.



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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

SE 590: Technology for Special Needs
Instructor: Dwayne Wessel, M.Ed.
Format: Online
Credits: 2
CRN: 45546

SE 590: Evidence-Based Strategies for Inclusive K-12 Classrooms
Instructor: Dr. Sherryl McLaughlin
Format: Online
Credits: 2
CRN: 45547

SE 644: Employment & Residential Living in ASD
Instructor: Dr. Janet Graetz
Format: Lecture (Monday evenings, 5:30-8:50 p.m.)
Location: Oakland University's Main Campus, Rochester
Credits: 4
CRN: 44733

SE 510: Introduction to EI
Instructor: Dr. Nichloas Lauer
Format: Hybrid (Some Tuesday evenings and additional online content)
Location: Oakland University's Main Campus, Rochester
Credits: 4
CRN: 45502

SE 532: Introduction to SLD
Instructor: Dr. Erica Reugg
Format: Lecture (Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:50 p.m.)
Location: Oakland University's Main Campus, Rochester
Credits: 4
CRN: 44913


  Winter 2015 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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