Our state conference(Massachusetts) hands out certificates at the end of the conference for all the workshops that you take. We need 180 hours of professional development points in 5 years. 80 of those hours need to be in art.(if your an art teacher) The other hours can be whatever we can get through the school or teaching college courses etc. We now have to recertify every 5 years. Most workshops are about 6 hours of points. Graduate courses average between 27 and 60 points a course.
We need to have at least one graduate course in each recertification period as well. And when you begin teaching in this state and you have your bachelors you need to have you masters in five years after you begin in a public school system. It makes sense to have it because our pay scale is based on a masters anyway. Although recently in the news I heard that the Department of Education is thinking of getting rid of the masters requirement. Not sure what the reasoning is but you never know with them anyway they do things on a whim with no rhyme or reason.
>From: Woody Duncan <email@example.com>
>Date: 2006/11/05 Sun PM 04:24:20 CST
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] art ed association conference question
>Not being from Ohio, I can't say for sure. I believe that in Kansas,
>always would ask if anyone needed a document for their district. I
>because I never kept professional points since I always renewed my
>teaching certificate using college credits (watercolor every time).
>When I presented in Colorado, each person had a catalogue with
>one page where they listed everything they took part in. I just signed
>the books. The page was proof for professional development points.
>It would be interesting to find out how each state conference handles
>On Nov 5, 2006, at 2:22 PM, Dulcius wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> this might be kind of a silly question, but having never been to
>> the OAEA
>> conference before, I just don't know the answer. I just want to know
>> whether you get a certificate of some kind at the end of each
>> session you
>> attend, or at the end of the day, or do you not get a certificate
>> at all? I
>> just need documentation for liscensure, and I can't find the
>> anywhere. Thanks!
>> -Lydia in Toledo
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