Six (6) semester hours of college course work, MSDE credits, renewal credits (RC), or any combination thereof must be earned during validity period of current certificate.

College Courses "C" or Better


MSDE Credits - Must be approved through the Staff Development Office

Semester Hour (SH)
or
MSDE credits
1 - 6

All acceptable credits earned by way of renewal credit (RC) will be maintained by the certificate holder and noted on the white and pink copies of the PDP.  RC documentation is not to be sent to the Department of Human Resources until requested.  RC may be approved by the principal or supervisor and should be noted under Section II of the PDP.  Keep in mind that RC cannot be used for salary purposes.

Approved Activities In Lieu of College Courses or MSDE Credit

In areas 1-15, a maximum of three (3) RCs may be applied per area to the PDP.

Renewal Credit (RC) 

MIN÷MAX

1

Teaching college/inservice courses.  RC based on semester hour credits earned by student.

 1-3

2

Auditing college courses.  RC based on semester hours allowed for credit earning students.

1-3

3

Authorship (Articles must relate to content area or educational issues and be published in a state or national professional publication.)

3

4

Curriculum development or revision.  RC to be determined by content area supervisor.

1-3

5

Attending planned lecture series related to content area.  15 hrs lecture = 1 RC.

Use published hours for series to compute RC.

1-3

6

Serving as chairperson or officer of  state, regional, or national professional organization. RC based on documented hours.  15 hrs = 1 RC.

1-3

7

Supervising a student teacher.

3

8

Mentoring or peer coaching.  One (1) RC per year.

1-3

9

Serving on committees such as school system committees, national conferences, Middle States Evaluation Committees, etc.  15 hrs = 1 RC.

(Must be relevant to position or school issues.)

1-3

10

Internships and non-credit bearing courses.  (Private industry included)  15 hrs = 1 RC.

1-3

11

CCPS or MSDE Steering or Planning Committees or Boards.  15 hrs = 1 RC.

1-3

12

Attendance at state/national conferences.  Accumulate hours at a single conference to maximum of 45 hrs = 3 RC.

.5-3

 

14

School Leadership Licensure Assessment

1

15

Consultant activities. 15 hrs = 1 RC.  (Must be relevant to position or school issues.)

1-3

16

Activities that have been approved by principal/supervisor in advance and are noted on professional development plan

1-3


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