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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 ... Octoer 3, 2014, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw

Meeting information:

Our next meeting is at Saginaw Valley State University. The meeting will be in Curtiss Hall with free parking in lots J2, J1, or J. There will be a refreshments starting at 9 am, and the meeting will start at 9:30.

SVSU is offering a brief tour of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, following lunch. The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum features a unique collection of more than two thousand works that span the 70 year career of Detroit-based sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks. (1908-1998). He is known nationally and internationally for his impressive monumental figurative sculpture, public memorials, fountains, portraits, and medals.

  • Directions for SVSU
  • Agenda MS Word file
  • Treasurer's Dues Memo MS Word file | Payment Form PDF file
  • PPD Update MS Word file | Year Out Survey Introduction PDF file| Year Out Survey PDF file

Teleconferencing information:

The connection information for distance participants is below for the October 3 DARTEP meeting on at SVSU.

The SVSU contact person is Joan Garant, if you have any questions specific to SVSU or online participation.

1. Join the meeting, Friday, October 03, 2014 at 9:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time using GoToMeeting.
(sys requirements PDF file | how to join PDF file)

2. You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

Meeting ID: 291-443-258
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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 2014-15:
  • October 3, Saginaw Valley State Univ.
  • December 5, Siena Heights Univ.
  • February 6, Albion College
  • April 10, 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 (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:

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

Last updated 10/3/14. Maintained by Reuben Rubio; for other questions please view the contact list.