Professional Standards for Michigan Teachers
Adopted MAY, 2008 By SBE
What is a Portfolio?
A portfolio is a collection of a student’s work that illustrates, defines and documents the student’s development over time. The content may show the development in a particular area, such as reading, writing or understanding scientific concepts. Or the portfolio may be used to show development in several areas, such as reading and writing in the sciences.
There are two types of portfolios most commonly used: the process portfolio and the showcase portfolio. The process portfolio contains more artifacts; for instance, a student may include a number of samples of written work in their original draft as well as how these samples appeared at various stages of revision. Or it might contain many examples of responses to reading selections, lesson plans, etc. The process portfolio is more casual than that of the showcase portfolio.
An evaluation of your lab experience and learning. How these have influence your decision to teach (or your decision to continue teaching)
Articles of Interest
Bibliography Reference: Costantino, Patricia M. & Marie N. DeLorenzo, DEVELOPING A PROFESSIONAL TEACHING PORTFOLIO, A Guide for Success, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, 2002
Student Teaching Process
Madame Cadillac Bldg., Rm. 220
8425 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221-2599
Arrange for an appointment to return three (3) completed applications to:
Admission to Student Teaching - Summary of Steps
Admittance to the provisional certification program does not constitute admittance to a student teaching experience. Admission to student teaching is contingent upon satisfying the requirements outlined below.
Admission to Student Teaching - Steps
Now that you have completed the required professional courses in the educational sequence, the major and minor coursework and passed the competency tests - you are ready to apply for a school placement to student teach. Review the Policy and Procedures form and sign to verify that you will have completed the necessary preparation to be eligible for the term for which you are applying.
1. Carefully complete the attached application. Be particularly attentive to editing your work as well as the text of your teaching narrative and philosophy statement, because the application packet may be presented to your cooperating/mentor teacher before you have had an opportunity to meet with her/him. Occasionally, the school district and/or principal request this information.
2. Include three (3) current character reference letters from professional experiences and volunteer or youth related services, dated and on letterhead stationery.
3. Attach separate documentation of a TB test result (within the past 6 months).
4. Include a verification of time spent as an uncertified teacher, the level and/or discipline of your experience. The school district(s) may forward the information to my attention.
5. Verification of coursework (official transcripts) and MTTC testing results must be on file with the Griot, Sage, or certification office before the student teaching placement is confirmed.
6. Return three (3) copies of the completed application
7. Notification of your student teaching placement from the Marygrove College Director of Student Teaching (MC 220) is your approval to request a signature to register for Student Teaching. Undergraduate and post degree students register for EDU 499 (10 hours). Graduate Griot students register for EDU 699-OIG (10 hours). Graduate Sage students register for EDU 699-01S (10 hours).
The Director of Student Teaching is responsible for the arrangement and placement of teacher candidates in the schools. Students are asked not to confer with school districts; such placements cannot be honored. You will be notified when the placement IS official.
Student teaching is a full-time commitment. It includes five (5) full days a week. Marygrove College recommends that you neither take academic course work while student teaching nor that you have other work commitments that detract from the full-time service to a student teaching experience. Know that student teaching requires extensive amounts of preparation time.
You will be responsible for a student teaching seminar at Marygrove College every other Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. beginning the first week of classes.
Current Student Teaching Application
18 Hour Recertification
Certified teachers are eligible for renewal and Professional Certification after completion of classes in an 18-hour planned program of study with one teacher preparation institution, along with completion of three years of successful teaching, following the date the provisional teaching certificate was issued. Students holding or working on an appropriate master’s degree may apply the first 18 hours of their degree program toward this. Non-degree students who wish to be recommended by Marygrove for renewal and then Professional Certification may enroll in the 18-hour Reading & Literacy Education Program or develop an 18-credit-hour planned program with the Teacher Certification Officer. This individually designed program may reflect classes taken to add a teaching endorsement or distance-learning graduate classes designed to enhance your teaching skills.
Note that a maximum of 6 credits of appropriate course work completed at another accredited college or university may be accepted as part of the 18-hour planned program.
Download the attached documents for further details on re-certification and the individually designed 18-hour planned program of study.
>> Individual 18 Hour Form (.pdf)
Reading & Literacy Education
Dr. C. Okezie, Chair, Education Department
Select 6 credits from:
6 Selected Credits
See course listings under Professional Development for Teachers (link to professional development for teachers (graduate)/course listings (grey bar) for additional electives. Three (3) credits are accepted upon approval of program advisor.
>> Recertification Documents (pdf)
Forms to obtain provisional and professional teaching certificates.
>> Certificate Renewals
Link to Michigan Department of Education explanation of teaching certificates.