On May 18th, 2012 Michigan Legislature changed the Administrative Rules which changed SB-CEUs to State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). SCECHs are State approved in-service, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of selected certificated issued by the MDE. SCECHs are the total number of instructional hours in a program.
State Board-Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs) were approved in-service, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of selected certificates issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). SB-CEUs were calculated by dividing the total number of contact or instructional hours by the number 10. Thus, an eight (8) hour session would be eligible to receive eight tenths (.8) of an SB-CEU.
Individuals who hold the following certificates and licenses are eligible to obtain and use SCECHs toward certificate/licensure renewal:
The above certificates require renewal every five years. The renewal requirement includes the completion of six semester hours of appropriate coursework through an approved institution, 180 SCECHs, or a combination of these. School administrators are required to complete six semester hours, 180 SCECHs, or a combination of both, every five years for continued employment.
Generic CEUs cannot be used toward renewal of a Michigan Teacher or School Psychologist Certificate. Only state approved SCECH/SB-CEU training counts toward certificate renewal. Training programs and/or conferences sponsored by either an authorized provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and/or Michigan Virtual University (MVU) may be eligible for SB-CEU via a collaborative agreement between MDE and IACET and MVU, respectively.
In addition to traditional workshops, seminars, training, and conferences, the State Board of Education, has approved non-traditional professional development activities, which are also eligible to receive SCECH credits. These SCECH activities are as follows:
For a additional information, including requirements, eligibility and deadlines, please see the "Guidelines for Submission of Non-Traditional Professional Development Programs."
For a listing of approved SCECH programs, please visit: www.solutionwhere.com/mi_sbceu/main.asp
Questions, inquiries, concerns can be e-mailed to RESA's SCECH Department