What are SCECHs?
State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are State Board approved inservice, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of selected certificates issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and for meeting the continuing education requirement for school administrators.
Who Needs SCECHs?
Individuals who hold the following certificates are eligible to use SCECHs towards renewal:
- Provisional Certificate
- Professional Certificate
- Administrator Certificate
- Occupational Certificate
- School Psychologist Certificate
- School Guidance Counselor Certificate
For more information about certification renewal, please visit the Educator Certification webpage. Please note: SCECHs cannot be "banked" for future use. They must be used within the certification renewal time frame.
How Do I Earn SCHECHs
SCECHs can be earned by attending a training/workshop that offers SCECH credit. At the training/workshop, complete the provided SCECH Registration Form and ALWAYS be sure to sign in and out (100% attendance is required). The information will then be uploaded to MOECS (Michigan Online Educator Certification System) by the SCECH Sponsor and you will receive an evaluation that must be completed, before you are awarded the credit. If you do not receive an evaluation email notification within 20 days, check your MOECS account.
Can My District/Building Offer SCECHs for On-Site PD?
YES! If districts/buildings are offering professional development at least 3.25 hours in length, it may be eligible for SCECHs. District/building designees must complete the SCECH Application and a Final Agenda (can be placed in the SCECH Application) then return completed forms to Erika Rupert no later than 45 days prior to the first session date.
Can My District/Building Offer SCECHs for On-Site PD?
Yes! If districts/buildings are offering professional development at least 3.25 hours in length, it may be eligible for SCECHs. District/building designees must complete the SCECH Application and return it to Erika Rupert no later than 45 days prior to the first session date. Completed SCECH Applications can also be faxed to (989) 667-3272 or sent via inner school mail. When emailing the SCECH application and agenda, if not included in the application, please add how attendance will be recorded. (ex. Sign-in sheet and SCECH form)
Where Else Can I Find SCECH Information?
- MDE's State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) Program Overview
- Guidelines for Professional Development (Under Section 1526 & 1527)
- SCECH Offerings in Michigan
- Facts About Teacher Certification in Michigan
SCECHs Can Also Be Earned from "Non-Traditional Activities"
The following "Non-Traditional Activities" have been approved for Bay-Arenac ISD educators. Schools should contact Erika Rupert (989.667.3280) at the BAISD if they'd like to offer SCECHs prior to Activities taking place. It is important to note, you cannot mix and match committee meetings/school improvement teams. If you serve on more than one committee/school improvement team offering SCECHs, you can only earn credit for one. A maximum of ninety (90) SCECHs can be earned using "Non-Traditional Activities" in a certification renewal period.
School Improvement Team Verification Form - REVISED! Twenty-five (25) (used to be 30) SCECHs may be awarded for participation on a School Improvement Team for one full school year.
School Committee Verification Form - REVISED! Twenty-five (25) (used to be 30) SCECHs may be awarded for participation on a School Improvement Team for one full school year.
Sign-in Sheet for Committee Meetings - This sign-in sheet can be used for School Committees and School Improvement Teams that are offering SCECHs.
Mentoring Verification Form - REVISED! Twenty-five (25) (used to be 30) SCECHs may be awarded per semester for:
- New Teacher Mentor
- School Counselor Mentor
- School Psychologist Mentor
- Above mentoring will be for at least a full semester of an academic year.
- New Principal/Administrator Mentor
- Principal/Admin mentoring will be for one school year
- Supervision of Student Teacher/Teacher Intern
- Supervision of School Counselor Internship
- Supervision of School Psychologist Required Practicum/Internship
- Above supervision for one placement period of not less than eight (8) weeks
- Supervision of Pre-Teaching/Mid-Tier Student/Pre-Service Student (earn up to REVISED! 15 (used to be 20) hours by logging actual supervision time)
To obtain SCECHs for the above Non-Traditional Activities, completed Verification Forms must be returned to the BAISD Instructional Services department no later than 30 days from the last meeting date for attendance verification and processing to MOECS. You must complete an online evaluation to complete the process and earn credit.
SCECHs vs CEUs
Generic CEUs cannot be used toward the renewal of the aforementioned certificates nor do they meet administrative continuing education requirements. Only state approved "SCECHs" are allowed.
989.667.3280 ext. 3375
To request SCECHs for a program you are offering, please use the forms below and return to Erika Rupert no later than 35 days prior to the first session date.
SCECH Application Form (updated March 2016)
SCECH Form (1-up)
SCECH Form (3-up)
Agenda can be placed in the SCECH Application Form.