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Disclosure/release forms - Download forms: Numerical INDEX 

    • F023  Michigan: Police Records Check  
    • F024  Ontario: Police Records Check  
    • F025  Criminal History Disclosure 
    • Reporting requirements: Any teacher convicted of any felony, and/or select misdemeanors must self-disclose the conviction to the Michigan Department of Education and their School District immediately, or be subject to additional criminal charges for fraud.  Convictions of specified misdemeandors or any felony will result in an administrative hearing to revoke any/all teacher certification.  Conviction on certain offenses will result in immediate suspension of any/all teacher certification.  Conviction on specified Listed Offenses will prohibit employment in any capacity by any K-12 institution.   LSSU students must self-disclose any charges or convictions related to all criminal offenses.  No individual with a conviction of a listed offense may be enrolled in the teacher certification program, individuals with specified misdemeanors or certain offenses leading to suspension are advised that they may be denied access to field placements by schools which will preclude program completion, and to teacher certification following the Administrative Hearing with scary MDE staff members.  

    Section A: Forms for Current Students:   Download forms: Numerical INDEX 

    1. Application to School of Education
      updated 001 Application Guidelines - The application deadline is the 2nd Friday of October, August and and of February at noon.  Download the file and review the checklist of requirements.  You must complete all admission requirements during the semester in which you apply.  Admission status will not be finalized until the MTTC scores are received and grades are finalized.  NOTE: students enrolled in CS101 beginning with the spring 2004 must keep their lab activities as documentation of their technology skills for inclusion in the application.

    2. Guidelines for Field Experiences PRIOR to admission. (directions updated 18 Dec 03) Documentation for this work is SUMMARIZED on Form F310.  Evidence of work outside of the classroom setting is to be submitted using Form F315.  Work associated with your TE250 course is to be submitted on Form F320.   This experience must be both recent and relevant:  60  hours can be completed in 3 years preceding formal application;   20 hours must be completed within the calendar year prior to application
       

      • F310 Summary of Teaching/Child Related Experiences. This revised form tabulates field experiences documented with F315 and F320.  Submit with application to School of Education. 
      • F315 Experiences with Children and/or Adolescents 
      • F320 Field Experience Log for TE250  
    3. Field Experience Guidelines for use AFTER Admission Download forms: Numerical INDEX 

      •  F325  Field Experience Log for TE301 and above (includes reflective narrative) .

      • F330 Evaluation of Professional and Ethical Behavior)

    4. Evaluation of Professional Dispositions Download forms: Numerical INDEX 
      F301 Commitment Letter.
      F302  Evaluation Of Dispositions. (PINK FORM) Required of all students in TE250, TE301, TE411 and TE430.  Optional for any student at any time. 

    5. Student Teaching Handbook & Guidelines for Supervision
       
      To begin your student teaching in : The Application is due:
      Start of school in August 1st Friday in December
      After the Christmas break in January 1st Friday in October

       
      Effective for the Fall 2007 all individuals placed into the student teaching internship MUST meet ALL of the following criteria prior to placement in a K-12 classroom:

      a) Completion of all required EDUC courses with grade of B- (2.70) or higher
      b) Completion of required courses in the education cognates, teaching major and/or teaching minor(s) with GPA of 2.70 or higher and no grade below a "C" (2.0).
      c) Completion of elementary planned program requirements with GPA of 2.70 or higher and no grade below a "C" (2.0) - elementary candidates only.     
      d) A candidate rating of 1, 2 or 3 on LSSU Form F365 the Pre-Internship Exit Interview

      This policy will apply to individuals currently placed and those seeking new placements for the fall 2007 or later.  Individuals may take summer courses in order to meet the criteria, however official grades must be entered into the system, and/or transferred from other institutions, by the end of the  marking period.
      Please further note that the previous policy was more restrictive and based on the presumption that an individual would graduate prior to student teaching.  Effective with the summer 2007 candidates will be allowed to select between teacher certification programs where student teaching is a part of the bachelor's degree, or student teaching is completed after earning the bachelor's degree.  This policy establishes the criteria for placement independent of graduation, but clarifies the necessity of adequate preparation in both pedagogy and academic content as prerequisite to teaching.


      Effective for the Fall 2008, student teaching is available as a one-semester placement.  Teacher candidates must obviously still meet the same performance standards.  Student teaching is one semester (15 weeks of the university semester) of full-time, full-day participation in the school.  The intern must carry the full-responsibility for an extended period where all planning, implementation, assessment and other teacher-duties are successfully carried out by the intern.  Effective with the Fall 2008 all interns will prepare Teacher Work Sample which documents their effectiveness in causing student learning in the classroom.

    6. Internship Application Guidelines  Download forms: Numerical INDEX 
      • F350 Application for Intern Placement (word, pdf

      • F351 Disclosure of Family/Personal Relationship in Placement School

      • F355 Intern Requirements Checklist

      • F365 Pre-Internship Interview  


    SECTION B: Forms often used by Interns Download forms: Numerical INDEX 


    FORMS REQUIRED AT THE END OF STUDENT TEACHING:

    • FORM F200 Application for Initial Provisional Certification updated 001  

      CANADIAN STUDENTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS - pick up the application entitled "Teachers Trained Outside Ontario" from the School of Education or go online to their website for additional information www.oct.ca.  
      Please Read the  OCT Guide sheet with additional directions for LSSU graduates.  
      You will need these two forms:
      F220   Ontario Student Information Release (revised  5apr05)  
      F225
      MDE-OCT Letter of Professional Standing (required for Ontario candidates)


    SECTION C: Forms used by Supervisors Download forms: Numerical INDEX 

      (chart of forms needed for periodic reviews)

    • F110  University Supervisor Visit Record 

    • F115  1st Progress Report 

    • F120   Classroom observation (Narrative)

    • F125  Classroom observation (Rubric) 

    • F130  Periodic Formal Evaluation 

    • F140  Intern Plan of Assistance Guidelines 

    • F500  Mentor Teacher Application for SBCEU credits.  (Revised Jan-07) Application must be received by January 10 for fall semester supervision, and by June 10 for spring supervision.


    SECTION D: Certification Forms - used to apply with LSSU for your certificate/renewal
    Download forms: Numerical INDEX 

    • Overview of Certification Procedures

    • F025-b  Criminal History Disclosure/Release  
      - REQUIRED WITH ALL APPLICATIONS

    • FORM F200-F  updated 001 Application for Initial Provisional Certification (revised 18Mar08)
    • F205   updated 001 (revised 18Mar08)  Application for Provisional Renewal

    • F210   updated 001 (revised 18Mar08) Application for Additional Endorsement

    • F215   updated 001 (revised 18Mar08) Application for Professional Certificate (pdf)

    • F220   Ontario Student Information Release (revised  5apr05)

    • F225 MDE-OCT Letter of Professional Standing (required for Ontario candidates)

    • F230  Verification of Teaching Experience (Verification required WITH F215)

    • Are you certified in another state, or has your Michigan teacher certification expired?  You will need to apply directly to the Michigan Department of Education.


    Questions: contact Dr. David Myton, Head for the Department of Education
     
    Lake Superior State University
    Department of Education
    650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste Marie, MI
    Office: (906) 635-2811 FAX: (906) 635-7565