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    OT: teacher recertification

    I currently have my state teaching license and I would like to keep it current. Although I confess the longer I teach classically and with MP the less interested I am in returning to other schools. To keep my license current, I need to get some recertification points. Ideally I'd like to learn more about teaching classically, take Latin classes or something else to further my interest in classical education. Earning college credits would be the easiest way to earn points. (If hanging out in MP's forum counted, I would totally be all over it! I've learned so much on here!) Has anybody else earned recertification credit similarity? Or have any suggestions how I might go about it?

    TIA!
    Heidi

    2018-19
    dd- 3m
    ds- SC 1
    dd- SC B

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    Re: OT: teacher recertification

    Would the MP teacher training session this summer officially count?
    Debbie- mom of 7, civil engineering grad, married to mechanical engineer
    DD, 25, BFA '17 graphic design and illustration
    DS, 23, BS '18 mechanical engineering
    DS, 21, chemistry major
    DS, 18, Physics major
    DD, 15, dyslexic, 10th grade customizednMP plus co-op
    DS, 12, super squirmy, possible dysgraphia, MP 7A
    DD, 6 , K- finally one who seems to like drawing and writing- first one since my oldest!

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      #3
      Re: OT: teacher recertification

      I'm in a similar boat and have done some research on this. It all depends on the state, but here's what I learned for Colorado. MP's teacher training counts, homeschool gathering does not.
      Classical Academic Press has some courses which I have been told would "likely" count. (I was told this by the people at the CO Dept of Education, not Classical Academic Press.) They are certainly cheaper than traditional college credits.
      I finally just looked into what the process of recertification would be should I allow my license to lapse. It was pretty much the same as keeping the certification (same credit hours, etc). At this point I may just allow mine to lapse knowing that if I decide I need to use it again I'll probably need a year to prepare.
      Jen H
      DD 7 years old, 2nd grade
      DS 5 yrs old, Jr K

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        #4
        Re: OT: teacher recertification

        For my state, if I let it lapse, I have to meet all of the current requirements for new teachers. That would mean testing and more classes, which is why I'm hesitant to let it lapse. MP's teacher training would count only if I received a certificate of completation. It seems as though the state really only wants teachers to keep taking more and more college classes.
        Heidi

        2018-19
        dd- 3m
        ds- SC 1
        dd- SC B

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          #5
          Re: OT: teacher recertification

          The University of Dallas has added three classical education graduate tracks.

          Hillsdale College has a teacher training every year for their Barney Charter Schools, but I don't have any information on it.

          I am in the same boat, but I have to recertifiy for 3 states. KY requires graduate credits while FL does not. Last time around I was looking and couldn't find much online for classical education. I opted to take 6 credits from UVA online in reading education, and then found out that FL changed their rules and requires 1 credit in exceptional ed. So check the rules before you make a plan.
          Christina

          9th grader MPOA/state virtual school, 6th in private school, 4th hodgepodge homeschool (only girl), and a 4 year old pediatric cancer patient.

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            #6
            Re: OT: teacher recertification

            Christina,

            3 states?!? I can't even begin to imagine the headache that causes. One is more than enough for me.

            Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for! The University of Dallas looks promising. I also looked on the Hillsdale website and wasn't able to find much information. If I learn something, I'll share it with you.

            And yes, they are always adding another requirement! Honestly it makes me sad for my teacher friends. They just add another training requirement on to all licenses this year here.

            Heidi
            Heidi

            2018-19
            dd- 3m
            ds- SC 1
            dd- SC B

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              #7
              Re: OT: teacher recertification

              Knox Seminary has an online certificate program in classical studies. (They are Reformed, FWIW.)

              I keep up my TX certificate mostly by doing the less-than-stimulating stuff approved by the TEA b/c I can't afford college courses. I have to do 150 hours every 5 years. For the 30 hours allowed for independent study, I do count reading The Classical Teacher and the time I spend learning Latin.
              Heather

              DD 9, MP 4A
              DD 6, MP 2
              DS 4 & DS 4--going to Pre-K three mornings/week
              DS 1

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                #8
                Re: OT: teacher recertification

                College classes sure aren't cheap. I did find out that Hillsdale College does offer free online non-credit classes. Those might count for your next independent study hours.

                I'm excited that there is more than one option. I looked at Knox Seminary and their courses seemed to be more about classical studies than classical education. Still interesting, but different than the University of Dallas.

                Thanks for the suggestions ladies! This is wonderful!
                Heidi

                2018-19
                dd- 3m
                ds- SC 1
                dd- SC B

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                  #9
                  Re: OT: teacher recertification

                  I'm late to the party here, but we will issue you a certificate of completion upon request if you come to the CLSA Teacher Training Conference in Louisville. As has been previously mentioned, it will depend on your state whether they accept that. CLSA also does teacher training webinars (and again, certificates available upon request) that might be able to count towards your training.

                  Paul
                  Paul Schaeffer
                  --
                  Director, Schools Division
                  Memoria Press

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                    #10
                    Re: OT: teacher recertification

                    Originally posted by pschaeffer View Post
                    I'm late to the party here, but we will issue you a certificate of completion upon request if you come to the CLSA Teacher Training Conference in Louisville. As has been previously mentioned, it will depend on your state whether they accept that. CLSA also does teacher training webinars (and again, certificates available upon request) that might be able to count towards your training.

                    Paul
                    Paul,

                    Is there a link to info about webinars?
                    Heather

                    DD 9, MP 4A
                    DD 6, MP 2
                    DS 4 & DS 4--going to Pre-K three mornings/week
                    DS 1

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                      #11
                      Re: OT: teacher recertification

                      I noticed that the UDallas classes include the use of "Simply Classical"...how awesome!
                      Tracy
                      My boys: JR, Riley, and Jack
                      MP rising 6A, 5A, and MPK

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                        #12
                        Re: OT: teacher recertification

                        Originally posted by GrammarGirl View Post
                        Paul,

                        Is there a link to info about webinars?
                        Here you go: http://classicallatin.org/training/t...ning-webinars/
                        Paul Schaeffer
                        --
                        Director, Schools Division
                        Memoria Press

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                          #13
                          Re: OT: teacher recertification

                          Paul, that is good to know. Thank you.

                          Heidi, my other state is VA. I waited ten years before I finally broke down and applied for a certificate there. And then we moved..........
                          Christina

                          9th grader MPOA/state virtual school, 6th in private school, 4th hodgepodge homeschool (only girl), and a 4 year old pediatric cancer patient.

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                            #14
                            Re: OT: teacher recertification

                            Paul,

                            Thank for the links and your willingness to provide certificates of completion. I'm going to reread the rules for renewal to see if I can find out if the webinars count towards recertification. Either way, I'm excited to know they are available.

                            Christina,
                            I'm sorry you had to move. Isn't that the way it always goes?!? Thank you again for the links! I was feeling pretty pessimistic about recertification but now I'm excited for these classes!

                            Heidi
                            Heidi

                            2018-19
                            dd- 3m
                            ds- SC 1
                            dd- SC B

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