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Program Types: Other Programs (Accreditation, Military Training, National Board Certification)

  • An educator may earn State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) for participation on a planned accreditation (national, regional, or state) review and site visit team for a school, school district, college, or university teacher preparation program.

    The accrediting organizations recognized by the State Board of Education are:

    • Michigan Accreditation Process (MAP),
    • North Central Accreditation (NCA),
    • Michigan Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA), and
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

    The accrediting organization must be an approved SCECH Sponsor or coordinating SCECHs through an approved sponsor.

    Application and Approval Process

    1. SCECH program approval applications are for one school year. Applications must be received by September 30 of the school year.
    2. The sponsoring organization will assign a chairperson to the accreditation team. The chairperson and the designee of the sponsoring organization will sign the SCECH Certificate for the participant indicating participation in the full accreditation process. Partial credit will not be awarded for participation in a portion of a site visit.
    3. The SCECH Coordinator is responsible for maintaining accuracy in program and participation records. The program approval file should be maintained in the same manner as with other approved programs.
  • Individuals who wish to earn credit for military training related to their educator certificate may request SCECHs. Coordinators instruct educators to contact to verify the orders, eligibility, and number of SCECHs. Once the orders and eligibility are verified, a program application and hours will be submitted on their behalf by MDE into the SCECH system.

  • The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will award educators 150 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) toward their recertification requirements upon completion of a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) program or Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) of a National Board Certification program. MDE recognizes these educators' experience and preparation.

    SCECHs may be requested at any time after an individual completes either of these programs and can be requested even if a certificate has since expired. Official documentation must include the dates of program and a copy of the National Board Certificate. The hours can be requested through the sponsor the program is taken through the Michigan Educator Association (MEA) or Michigan Federation for Teachers (MFT).  If the program was taken through a different source, the educator sends an email request to to start the process.