Teachers who serve as a mentor for a student intern are eligible to receive thirty (30) State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for his/her work as a mentor for a full placement period (not less than eight weeks). Teachers who mentor more than one teacher during the semester can only receive a maximum of 30 SCECHs for the semester. The mentor teacher is required to attend mentor meetings on a regular basis and to perform all of the required responsibilities of a mentor. A Participant Verification Form signed by the building principal is required for verification. This form may be duplicated as needed.
A maximum of 90 SCECHs earned as a Supervisor/Mentor to Intern Teachers can be used toward advanced certificate renewal in each five-year renewal period.
Teachers who wish to earn 30 SCECHs for serving as a mentor this semester should complete:
These documents should be returned, along with the $15.00 required fee for the SCECH certificate (made payable to WMU), to Joanne Barretta, Office of Field Placements, Western Michigan University, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5240 by January 10, 2014. Requests received in our office after January 10, 2014 will be returned to you.
Please note: WMU is not authorized to award SCECHs for a teacher serving as a New Teacher Mentor. Please contact your school district to see if this option is available through that office.
*New Administrative Rules that govern educator certificates were adopted May 18, 2012 by the legislature. These new administrative rules have eliminated the term State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs). In place of SB-CEU credits, educators will earn state continuing education hours and clock hours for renewal purposes. The Office of Professional Preparation Services will be combining these two terms into State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for renewal credits previously known as SB-CEUs. Instead of earning SB-CEUs, an educator will earn SCECHs. SB-CEUs earned previously can still be used for renewal. The Secure Central Registry will now show your credits in Clock Hours for newly earned credit and SB-CEUs awarded for credits earned previously. For conversion purposes, SB-CEUs x 10 equal the clock hours earned. Access SCR navigation instructions, SCR Q&A, SB-CEU/SCECH information, including non-traditional activities.