Phone Number and Address Changes


We are pleased to announce that you do not need to drive to ASC to change your phone number or address anymore. You can do this from the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is visit the HR Blog and click on the Change of Phone Number and Address Form (found under “Important Forms and Links”).  We will receive you request immediately and make the necessary changes. You will automatically receive a receipt of your application to keep for your own records.

Name changes will still need to be done in person.

I wish you all a happy and relaxing summer break! We will be looking forward to seeing you in the fall.


Post Master’s Certificate (PMC)/Oakland University


The PMC in Higher Education Leadership is a 16-credit (4 course) program designed for current administrators who want to update and expand their knowledge of higher education, explore the social justice and transformational potential of colleges and universities, and hone their leadership skills.  Specifically, students will be able to advance their careers toward senior administrative positions in higher education.


Students’ goals are individual and vary, but many students want to deepen their understanding of higher education, prepare for future professional opportunities, and participate in fulfilling the social justice potential of colleges and universities.  Others are in positions outside of higher education who are considering a career change.
All classes meet on week nights starting at 5:30 P.M. to accommodate working professionals.
All applications for admission to the PMC begin with contacting Graduate Admission at


  • Fall Semester – July 15
  • Winter Semester – November 15
  • Summer Semester – April 15


Students in the Ph.D. or Ed.D. program at OU must complete a cognate in Higher Education Leadership.  All 16 credits earned completing the PMC apply to the doctoral cognate.


PMC students are eligible for financial aid, if they qualify.  For full information on financial aid eligibility and tuition rates, students should contact the Student Financial Services office at


Program Coordinator
Dr. Jana Nidiffer
(248) 370 – 4204

Visit our website 

Oakland University
Department of Organizational Leadership
AnnMarie LIndstrom
(248) 370-3070


Master or Education or Education Specialist Certificate Program

Wayne State-College of Education is offering a program for anyone who is interested in pursuing a Master of Education Degree or Education Specialist Certificate with a goal of obtaining Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12 Certification. For more information, you can attend an information session at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Theodore Roosevelt High School
540 Eureka, Wyandotte MI 48192

Click her to view the flyer.

Administrator Certificate Changes

The Administrative Rules for Schools Administrators have been updated. All administrators should meet the State Guidelines for holding a school administrator position. Administrators are responsible for providing the Human Resources Department with the proof of compliance.

  • An individual hired as a school administrator on or before January 4, 2010, is now required to hold an “Experience-Based Administrator Certificate” for their current position.  The initial School Administrator Certificate for these school administrators will be issued without a fee, from January 1, 2018 through September 1, 2018. Beginning September 2, 2018 an application processing fee of $160 will be charged. Subsequent renewals will be consistent with MCL 380.1538 and the certificate fee structure. Additional information can be found in the School Administrator Experience-Based Certificate guidance document.
  • An individual hired as an administrator after January 4, 2010, is required to hold a valid Administrator Certificate for holding a school administrator position.
  • Newly employed administrator who are non-certified administrators, the new rules require districts to obtain an annual permit and demonstrate progress toward obtaining a School Administrator Certificate. Failure to meet ongoing requirements eliminate a school administrator’s eligibility for renewals of the permit.
    • Requirements:
      • The individual must, within 6 months of their hire date, enroll in a program leading to certification as a school administrator.  Enrollment must be verified by the provider and include evidence of payment of enrollment fees.
      • The program must be completed and certification must be issued within 3 years.
      • No extensions are available.

Important links:

School Administrator Certificates Changes

School Administrator Certificates

School Administrator Certificate Renewal

Experience-Based Administrator Certificate

Administrator Experience-Based Verification Form


Vacant Director Positions at Michigan Department of Education

 The Michigan Department of Education recently posted 3 vacant Director positions as indicated below:

Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College

Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College has been approved by the state of Michigan to offer an Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification Program. This program is designed for college graduates, who meet specific admission requirements, to be able to become certified classroom teachers using a rigorous, accelerated preparation program. The teaching certificate will enable program completers to teach in Michigan’s public, charter, and parochial classrooms in a wide variety of disciplines. An individual can become certified to teach in as little as one semester. Unlike the traditional teacher preparation program, the alternate route candidate’s certification is not contingent on their academic major or minor.

In addition, currently certified teachers can now also use the ARC program to add additional endorsements to their teaching certificates. Candidates will complete the current ARC coursework and requirements. As in the case of initial certification, a major or minor is not required. See webpage below for more information and to apply.

ARC Program Information Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5 p.m. on Schoolcraft’s Livonia campus.  Individuals who would like to attend can RSVP via e-mail ( or by calling 734-462-7375.

Click on the links below for more information:

Open House Invitation

Brochure for Students

Alternative Route to Certification Program Flyer




The Dearborn Public Library Commission has approved the following guidelines for students using the library during their finals. Remember that these guidelines are from The Dearborn Public Library and not Dearborn Public Schools.

REVISED Guidelines for Students Using the Dearborn Public Library during Finals

In the recent past, the library has dealt with inappropriate behavior during the two weeks prior to final exams (January and June). Students have been excessively loud, disrespectful, and destructive, causing considerable stress for both staff and other library patrons. Because of these issues, we are putting new guidelines into effect in an attempt to deter this behavior.

During the period of January 16 – January 26, 2018:

  • All students between the ages of 13-17 are required to have either in-building parent/guardian supervision or a parental/guardian-signed agreement that the student will abide by the Library Code of Conduct while in any library building.  
  • If parent/guardian remains in the building:  If a parent/guardian elects to remain in the building, they may supervise up to 4 students.  They will be required to sign a form listing the students’ names and agreeing that they are responsible for that group.
  • If parent chooses to leave the building:  If the parent chooses to leave the building, they will be required to sign a form providing accurate, personal contact information as well as the contact information of an alternate person authorized to pick-up the student if deemed necessary by library staff.  Library staff decisions are binding.  
  • Additionally, all students must show school ID or other valid photo identification upon entering the building.  To enforce this, the Library will post staff at the public entrance doors to greet people as they enter the building.
  • Children under 13 years of age are not allowed to remain in a library building without direct parental supervision at any time of year.
  • Any information collected will not be used for the purpose of creating a library record but, should a disciplinary situation arise, may be shared with law enforcement, school officials, the student’s parents and library staff.

Guidelines for Students during Finals times REVISED FROM January 12 Library Commission meeting


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