MSDE  DIVISION OF CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION  JEAN SATTERFIELD, ASSISTANT STATE SUPERINTENDENT DR. JOANN ERICSON, CER...
Certification:  A Historical Perspective  <ul><li>1826:  MD legislature passed law requiring certification </li></ul><ul><...
Certification:  A Historical Perspective  <ul><li>1990  State Board approves alternative pathways to initial certification...
Professional Standards in Teacher Education Board  PSTEB <ul><li>PSTEB is responsible for restructuring certification requ...
Workgroup Process <ul><li>The workgroup was comprised of stakeholders including MSEA and BTU representatives </li></ul><ul...
Points to Consider <ul><li>We do not currently follow our own regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Currently “certificate holders”...
Points to Consider  <ul><li>We currently treat all certificate holders the same </li></ul><ul><li>Many certificate holders...
Under Consideration by PSTEB <ul><li>Differentiated pathways for educator credentialing  </li></ul><ul><li>A license for a...
Professional Development <ul><li>Focuses  on building the  capacity  of  teachers and principals  to support student achie...
Professional Development Flexibility  <ul><li>Renewal for a license or a certificate  may be based  on a variety of option...
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MSDE Division Of Certification and Accreditation: Certification Restructuring

  1. 1. MSDE DIVISION OF CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION JEAN SATTERFIELD, ASSISTANT STATE SUPERINTENDENT DR. JOANN ERICSON, CERTIFICATION BRANCH CHIEF Certification Restructuring 0ctober 21,2011
  2. 2. Certification: A Historical Perspective <ul><li>1826: MD legislature passed law requiring certification </li></ul><ul><li>1916 Minimum requirements for certification was mandated </li></ul><ul><li>1927 Requirements changed significantly for teaching areas </li></ul><ul><li>1971 PSTEB established </li></ul><ul><li>1982 $ 10.00 Ceiling for certificate </li></ul><ul><li>1986 State Board adopted testing requirements </li></ul>
  3. 3. Certification: A Historical Perspective <ul><li>1990 State Board approves alternative pathways to initial certification </li></ul><ul><li>1994 State Board requires Professional Development Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>& Completion of credits for renewal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2001 NCLB imposed new demands for teacher certification </li></ul><ul><li>2009 PSTEB begins comprehensive review of regulation </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Education Reform Act incorporates changes in tenure and educator evaluation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Professional Standards in Teacher Education Board PSTEB <ul><li>PSTEB is responsible for restructuring certification requirements in The Code of Maryland Regulation [COMAR] </li></ul><ul><li>PSTEB convened a workgroup to review the current certification regulation </li></ul><ul><li>The workgroup comprised a broad base of individuals interested in educator credentialing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Workgroup Process <ul><li>The workgroup was comprised of stakeholders including MSEA and BTU representatives </li></ul><ul><li>The group met seven times to review the current regulation and to discuss possible changes </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations were presented to the PSTEB in the form of a final report on June 2,2011 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Points to Consider <ul><li>We do not currently follow our own regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Currently “certificate holders” by regulation must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be satisfactory; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have a professional development plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The responsibility for those required to hold a certification is different from those who wish to hold a certificate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Points to Consider <ul><li>We currently treat all certificate holders the same </li></ul><ul><li>Many certificate holders teach in private schools or are not currently teaching; this group is not required to hold a certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Public school teachers are required to meet certain standards of evaluation and professional development </li></ul>
  8. 8. Under Consideration by PSTEB <ul><li>Differentiated pathways for educator credentialing </li></ul><ul><li>A license for all those who meet the certification entry standards </li></ul><ul><li>A certificate for those required to hold one </li></ul><ul><li>An emphasis of quality professional development for certificate holders </li></ul>
  9. 9. Professional Development <ul><li>Focuses on building the capacity of teachers and principals to support student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on individual ,classroom, school system, and state improvement goals </li></ul>
  10. 10. Professional Development Flexibility <ul><li>Renewal for a license or a certificate may be based on a variety of options: </li></ul><ul><li>Credit hours </li></ul><ul><li>Job embedded professional development offered by school systems </li></ul><ul><li>Other types of professional development </li></ul>
  11. 11. Certification Restructuring

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