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(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.

AGENDA - April 4, 2014, Haworth Inn and Conference Center, Hope College, Holland

8:45 a.m. Registration and Coffee - Hayworth Lobby

9:30 a.m. Formal Meeting - Ballroom I/II/III
Opening Comment - Dr. Richard Ray, Provost, Hope College
Approval of Feb. 7, 2014 minutes
Treasurer’s Report - Kevin Williams, Wayne State University
Chair's Report - Dr. Ray Francis, Central Michigan University

9:50 a.m. Organization Reports
• Michigan Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE)
• Michigan Association Teacher Educators (MATE)
• Professional Standards Commission for Teachers (PSCT)
• Michigan Deans Council
• Michigan Independent Educator Preparation Institutions (MIEPI)
• Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology (COATT)

10:05 a.m. MDE Update

10:45a.m. New Business
• Election of Officers for 2014-15
   • Chair Nominee - Dr. James Rooks, Calvin College
   • Vice Chair/Secretary Nominee - Dr. Caryn King, Grand Valley State University
   • Treasurer Nominee - Kevin Williams, Oakland University
• Update from Hope College/MDE Accreditation Conference

11:00 a.m. Job-alike meetings
• Certification Officers - TBA
• Student Teacher Directors - TBA
• Department Heads/Deans - TBA
• Accreditation Group - TBA

11:45 a.m. Meeting Adjourned - Lunch - Job Alike Session Reports

1:00 MACTE Meeting - Ballroom I/II/III

DARTEP is adjourned for the remainder of the academic year.



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MDE e-mail change
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Guest Internet Access
Guest internet access will be provided for those attending the DARTEP meeting at the registration table.

Viewing meeting from off-campus locations
To view the DARTEP meeting use this link. The URL will become active at about 9AM on Friday to test your connection prior to the meeting starting at 9:30AM.



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 2013-14:
  • September 27, Lansing area
  • December 6, Calvin
  • February 7, CMU
  • April 4, Hope

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)

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)

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 4/03/14. Maintained by Reuben Rubio; for other questions please view the contact list.