Waiver of Required District Professional Learning and Professional Learning Hours Required for Certificate Renewal and Progression in Response to Executive Order 2020-35
Executive Order 2020-35 (EO 2020-35) Sections VIII (F) and (G) waive strict compliance with rules and procedures under MCL 380.1526 and 1527.
Waiver of School Counselor Professional Learning in Response to Executive Order 2020-35
Executive Order 2020-35 (EO 2020-35), Section VIII(H) waives strict compliance with rules and procedures under MCL 380.1233(6). Individuals who hold a School Counselor License (SCL) or teaching certificate with a School Counselor (NT) endorsement expiring June 30, 2020 may renew their credential regardless of whether they have completed at least 25 hours of professional development covering counseling about the college preparation and selection process and at least 25 hours of professional development covering career counseling. This reduces the total number of hours required to renew or progress toward school counselor credentials expiring June 30, 2020 renewal to 100 instead of 150.
MEMO: NOTIFICATIONS OF WAIVERS ASSOCIATED WITH TEACHER CERTIFICATIONS AND PERMITS
Teacher Certification Renewal and Progression Without Educator Evaluation in Response to COVID-19
Executive Order 2020-142 Section 6a, which superseded Executive Order 2020-65 Section VIII(9), permits the renewal of an individual’s teaching certificate regardless of whether the individual has received an annual year-end evaluation for the 2019-20 school year.
EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS DURING COVID-19
For more information about the “No Eval Emergency Order” label, please refer to this Frequently Asked Questions document.
“No Eval Emergency Order” label does not negatively affect licensure. A MDE communication for educators explains this in greater detail.