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

Wayne State Education Leadership & Education Specialist Opportunities

Educational Leadership
& Policy Studies

Master of Education or
Education Specialist Certificate
Informational Meeting
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Media Center
Roosevelt High School
540 Eureka, MI 48192

Are you ready for a leadership role in education? Are you interested in becoming a Principal, Assistant Principal, Supervisor or Director of Special Education? In addition to the Master of Education Degree or Education
Specialist Certificate, students completing this program will be recommended for Michigan Administrative Certification.
This can be achieved through a 5 semester cohort program. Course work is a combination of traditional, hybrid, and online courses.
Classes begin Fall 2018 To RSVP and for additional information contact:
Carla Harting – 313-577-1675 or email

Marygrove College Announcement


With the passage of the 3rd Grade Reading Law in Michigan, every school will need teachers with additional training in reading and literacy.

Marygrove College offers online programs that can prepare teachers and set them apart from the rest:

  • Master of Education in Reading/Reading Specialist degree,
  • Master in the Art of Teaching degree with a concentration in Elementary Reading and Literacy, and
  • The stand-alone MDE-required course, Reading 510.

There is still time to apply and enroll for the Winter ’18 semester.

Marygrove College has provided innovative, values-based graduate programs for over 50 years. Our online programs are convenient and affordable.

For more information on:

For information on all our Education programs, including Educational Leadership and Educational Technology, please visit

Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College

Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College

The Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College allows those who have a Bachelor’s degree to become certified in as little as one semester. There are some other requirements set forth by the state as well in order to be accepted (pg. 2 of the District brochure). This program includes those who may already have a teacher certification, but would like an additional certification. The only certifications that we are unable to grant through the ARC program at this time are in Early Childhood and Special Education. Schoolcraft College is also hosting an informational open house on November 15 (flier attached). Anyone interested in attending should contact Kelly Rummel to RSVP at 734-462-7375   or

For more information regarding the application and tuition, you can visit the website:

Application and Tuition Information

ARC Brochure for STUDENTS 9-17 

ARC Open House Invitation NOVEMBER 2017

ARC Brochure for Districts. 9-17

Employee Loan Forgiveness Program

Dear Staff Members,

Wayne RESA has partnered with ISLoan Solutions, a student loan advisory company, to help improve your student loan situation and achieve overall financial well-being.

They educate you and provide options, for loan forgiveness and refinancing, that may help lower, or even eliminate, your payment. Individuals are saving an average of 82%on their monthly student loan payments and are projected to receive an average of$98,037 in tax-free loan forgiveness.


Enter code: WAYNE to learn more

Some of you may be able to lower your payment through Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF is not Teacher Loan Forgiveness*). For those of you who won’t benefit from PSLF, refinancing may work for you. After registering and answering a few simple questions, if PSLF does not make sense, you will be directed to their refinancing option.  Do not refinance your loans until you find out if PSLF makes sense for you FIRST.  Doing so will make you ineligible for future student loan forgiveness.

If PSLF makes sense, you will be able to:

  • Immediately lower your monthly student loan payment
  • Reduce your student loan obligation
  • Significantly lower your cost to earn additional degrees
  • Receive a personalized 10-year loan forgiveness plan outlining your projected tax free savings

Questions, or trouble logging in? Call 1.513.645.5400email or visit their website at for more information and success stories.

Educator Effectiveness Ratings

Action Required to Ensure your State Evaluation Data is Accurate for Certificate Progression

All Dearborn Schools Teachers are encouraged to:

  • Log in to your MOECS account.
  • Check to ensure that your evaluation data matches your personal records for the past five years and that all data is reported.
  • If there is a discrepancy, contact Nada Alamaddine in Human Resources to submit a data appeal.
  • Check back to see your corrected data in MOECS.

    Be proactive! The window for appeal closes December 1, 2017.

Adult Education Teachers Needed

Dearborn Public Schools is looking for qualified English Language Transition Teachers. Please share this information with families, friends, and colleagues.

ELT–English Language Transition
  • Certified Teacher needed to teach ELL and GED to 16-18 year students that don’t have enough credits to graduate but are not proficient in the English language to be able to take the GED test.
  • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Salina Intermediate
  • 2 semesters–follow the district’s calendar
  • $23/hour per AE union contract

Form more information, please contact the Adult Education Department at 313-827-1900.

Marygrove College Graduate School Programs


Marygrove College offers a variety of Graduate school programs that be of interest to you:

The following are online graduate programs; those marked with an * are only available to certified school teachers:

  1. the Master in the Art of Teaching Program.*
  2. the Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Program.*
  3. the Master of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders.*
  4. the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program.*
  5. the School Administrator Graduate Certificate Program.*
  6. the Master of Education in Reading & Literacy: Reading Specialist Program.*
  7. the Master of Education in Educational Technology Program.
  8. the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Program.
  9. the Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate Program.
  10. Marygrove College is also an approved Site for the Reading Diagnostics course: RDG 510 to meet Lansing’s requirement to move from a provisional to a professional teaching certificate! Request additional information from the Graduate Admissions Counselor.

The following are on-campus and hybrid graduate programs; those marked with an *are only available to certified school teachers:

  1. the hybrid Master of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Specific Learning Disabilities.*
  2. the hybrid Specific Learning Disabilities Endorsement Program.* Request additional information from the Graduate Admissions Counselor.
  3. the on-campus Master of Education Plus Teacher Certification Program.
  4. the on-campus Master of Arts in Social Justice Program.

In the meantime, if you have not yet done so, here are a few additional links that you may review:

Points of Admission: The following Programs have a session starting next on October the 30th, 2017Master in the Art of Teaching ProgramMaster of Arts in Human Resource Management ProgramHuman Resource Management Graduate Certificate Program; and Reading Diagnostics course: RDG 510.

The following Programs have a session starting next on January the 7th, 2018Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement ProgramMaster of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Autism Spectrum DisordersMaster of Arts in Educational Leadership ProgramSchool Administrator Graduate Certificate ProgramMaster of Education in Reading & Literacy: Reading Specialist ProgramMaster of Education in Educational Technology ProgramMaster of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Specific Learning Disabilities; Specific Learning Disabilities Endorsement Program; and Master of Education Plus Teacher Certification Program.

The following Program admits only for the early September semester (therefore, it will not start until early September of 2018): Master of Arts in Social Justice Program.

If you any questions, you can contact Mr. Steven Coddington either via email at or via phone at 1-313-927-1821.


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