SCECHs (State Continuing Education Clock Hours)


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 SCECHs

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 (100% attendance is required). The information will then be uploaded to the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) 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.

Don’t Forget! PIC Numbers are Required to Register for SCECHs!

Can My District/Building Offer SCECHs for On-Site PD?

Yes! If districts/buildings are offering professional development at least 3 hours in length, it may be eligible for SCECHs. District/building designees must complete the SCECH Application (Word) (RTF) and return it to Kathy Campbell no later than 45 days prior to the first session date. Completed SCECH Applications can also be faxed to 517.265.2953 or send via the LISD courier.

Where Else Can I Find SCECH Information?

SCECHs Can Also Be Earned from “Non-Traditional Activities”

The following “Non-Traditional Activities” have been approved for Lenawee County educators. Schools should contact Kathy Campbell (517.265.1619) at the LISD if they’d like to offer SCECHs prior to Activities taking place. It is important to note, if a teacher serves on more than one School Committee or School Improvement Team during a school year, he/she can only earn SCECHs for participating in one of each activity. A maximum of seventy-five (75) SCECHs can be earned for each “Non-Traditional Activity” in a certification renewal period.

School Improvement Teams

Twenty-five (25) SCECHs may be awarded for participation on a School Improvement Team for one full school year. See instructions in form below.

School Improvement Team Verification FormWord iconPDF iconRTF icon

School Committees

Twenty-five (25) SCECHs may be awarded for participation on a School Committee for one full school year. See instructions in form below.

School Committee Verification FormWord iconPDF iconRTF icon

Sign-In Sheets

The sign-in sheet can be used for School Improvement Team and/or School Committee meetings that are offering SCECHs.

SI and/or School Committee Sign-in SheetWord iconPDF iconRTF icon

Mentoring

Please read eligibility information – verification form for mentoring activities is below.

New Teacher Mentor – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A teacher may earn twenty-five (25) SCECHs per semester for serving as a mentor teacher to a new teacher.
  2. Mentorship must take place for at least a full semester of an academic year.
  3. A teacher mentor must submit to the building principal an evaluation and a log of time spent with the student during the mentoring process for the application period.
  4. The building principal must sign the verification form and the log of time spent with the student, to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  5. The signed verification form and log must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum 30 days after assignment has been completed each semester.

School Counselor Mentor – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A school counselor may earn twenty-five (25) SCECHs per semester for serving as a mentor to a new school counselor for at least a full semester of an academic year.
  2. A school counselor must submit to the building principal an evaluation and a log of time spent with the mentee during the mentoring process for the application period.
  3. The building principal must sign the verification form and the log of time spent with the mentee, to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  4. The signed verification form and log must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum of 30 days after assignment has been completed each semester.

School Psychologist Mentor – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A school psychologist may earn twenty-five (25) SCECHs per semester for serving as a mentor to a preliminary school psychologist certificate holder for at least a full semester of an academic year.
  2. A school psychologist mentor must submit to the building principal an evaluation and a log of time spent with the mentee during the mentoring process for the application period.
  3. The building principal must sign the verification form and the log of time spent with the student, to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  4. The signed verification form and log must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum of 30 days after assignment has been completed each semester.

New Principal/Administrator Mentor – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A principal/administrator may earn twenty-five (25) SCECHs per semester for mentoring a new principal/administrator for a full school year.
  2. An assigned mentoring principal/administrator must mentor for at least a full school year.
  3. A new principal/administrator mentor must submit to the superintendent for evaluation the goals, objectives, and an evaluation of the mentoring process for the application period.
  4. The district superintendent must sign the verification form and the log of time spent with the student, to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  5. The signed verification form and log must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum of 30 days after assignment has been completed each semester.
Mentoring Verification FormWord iconPDF iconRTF icon

Supervising

Please read eligibility information – forms for supervising activities are below.

Supervision of Cooperating/Student Teacher/Teacher Intern – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A teacher who supervises a student/intern teacher for a determined placement period of not less than eight weeks may earn twenty-five (25) SCECHs.
  2. A supervising teacher must coach and provide feedback to the student/intern teacher, in accordance with the teacher preparation institution’s policies.
  3. A supervising teacher must submit to the building principal and/or the teacher preparation institution’s representative formal evaluations of the student teacher/teacher intern’s performance.
  4. The building principal must sign the verification form to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  5. The signed verification form must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum of 30 days after assignment has been completed.

Supervision of School Counselor Internship – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A school counselor may earn twenty-five (25) SCECHs for supervising a school counselor intern for a full placement period of not less than 8 weeks.
  2. A supervising school counselor must provide documentation of being assigned to serve as a supervising counselor to the building principal along with an evaluation of the supervision process for the application period.
  3. The building principal must sign the verification form to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  4. The signed verification form must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum of 30 days after assignment has been completed.

Supervision of School Psychologist Required Practicum/Internship – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A school psychologist may earn twenty-five (25) SCECHs for supervising a school psychologist practicum/internship for a full placement period of not less than eight (8) weeks.
  2. A supervising school psychologist must provide documentation of being assigned to serve as a supervising school psychologist to the building principal along with an evaluation of the supervision process for the application period.
  3. The building principal must sign the verification form to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  4. The signed verification form must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum of 30 days after assignment has been completed.

Supervision of Pre-Teaching/Mid-Tier/Pre-Service Student – Criteria for Eligibility

  1. A teacher may earn fifteen (15) SCECHs for supervising a higher education student doing their Pre-Teaching/Mid-Tier/Pre-Service observation.
  2. A supervisor for a Pre-Teaching/Mid-Tier/Pre-Service must provide documentation of being assigned to serve as a Pre-Teaching/Mid-Tier/Pre-Service to the building principal for the application period.
  3. All supervisory hours must be documented by keeping a log of activities and contact with student.
  4. The building principal must sign the verification form, which includes a log of time spent with the student, to provide verification of the successful completion of the assignment.
  5. The signed verification form must be received by the local SCECH Coordinator a maximum of 30 days after assignment has been completed.

Supervising Verification Form (Teacher/Counselor/Psychologist)Word iconPDF iconRTF icon

Supervising Verification Form (Pre-Teach/MidTier/PreService)Word iconPDF iconRTF icon

To obtain SCECHs for the above Non-Traditional Activities, completed Verification Forms must be returned to the LISD Professional Development Center no later than 30 days from the last meeting date for attendance verification and processing to the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). You must complete a MOECS online common 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.

Questions?

Please direct all SCECH questions to LISD PD Coordinator/Manager, Kathy Campbell (517.265.1619).