CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK. An Employee Guide to Certification and Renewal

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1 CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK An Employee Guide to Certification and Renewal Human Resources Revised 4/1/2014

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Staff Development Policy Certificate Types 3 Certification and Renewal Requirements SPC I SPC II APC APC Renewal Maryland Reading Course Requirements... 8 Additional Renewal Information and Reminders.. 9 APC credit/msde CPD credit Approval Procedure Senior Teacher Exemption Procedure 11 Adding a New Certification Area 11 Highly Qualified Status Frequently Asked Questions APPENDIX Approved Activities List... Professional Development Plan Form.. Activity Approval Form.. Credit Completion Form.. A B C D 1

3 STAFF DEVELOPMENT POLICY The Board of Education recognizes that the key to a successful educational program is the competent staff dedicated to professional growth and development. The ultimate goal of a professional development program is to provide better learning experiences in the classroom which result in a positive effect on student performance and attitude. While professional growth through participation in ongoing staff development activities is the responsibility of all employees, the encouragement for such professional growth in the Board s obligation. The Board of Education will maintain and support a planned comprehensive in-service program that may include Boardsponsored activities to prepare staff in specific areas and individual development programs which may include workshops, seminars, and course work through outside resources. It will be the responsibility of the Superintendent in collaboration with the professional staff to design, develop, and evaluate professional development programs. 2

4 CERTIFICATE TYPES All professional employees must hold an educator certification issued by the State of Maryland. Maryland educator certificates are issued with either a January 1 or July 1 date. Standard Professional Certificate I & II (SPC) Valid for 5 years Issued to an applicant who meets all certification requirements and is employed by a Maryland school Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) Valid for 5 years Issued to an applicant who meets all certification requirements including a master s degree or equivalent and three years of satisfactory school-related experience Conditional Certificate (CND/CDC) Valid for 2 years Issued only at the request of the Superintendent for an applicant employed in a Maryland school system who does not meet all certification requirements Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC) Valid for 2 years Issued to an applicant at the request of a school system that provides a Maryland Approve Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) as an option for certification Professional Eligibility Certificate (PEC) Valid for 5 years Issued to an applicant who meets all certification requirements and is not currently employed in a Maryland school 3

5 STANDARD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (SPC I) REQUIREMENTS Complete a college or university state-approved educator preparation program; or Hold a valid, out of state professional certificate and submit verification of three (3) years full-time satisfactory professional experience in a certification area on the certificate; or Meet the transcript analysis requirements; and Meet any other requirements (such as state-specific tests or Praxis exams) for your certification area deemed necessary by the MSDE (which can be found online at and Submit a Professional Development Plan (PDP) to reflect how you plan to earn 6 acceptable credits* over the next five years which must include any reading requirements not yet met. (See page 8 for more information on the State s reading requirements). The original, signed PDP copy stays at your school and a copy should be sent to the Certification Specialist in HR. *Acceptable credit is defined as post-baccalaureate coursework (semester hours) taken at a regionally accredited college/university or through MSDE approved continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. The credit must be related to a school assignment and earned within 5 years immediately preceding the date on which the new certificate will be issued. 4

6 STANDARD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (SPC II) REQUIREMENTS Satisfy three (3) years of full-time, satisfactory school-related experience. Earn six (6) acceptable credits* that must include reading course work, if required (see page 8 for more information on the MSDE s reading requirements). Submit a Professional Development Plan to reflect how you plan to earn 6 acceptable credits* over the next five years. The original, signed PDP copy stays at your school and a copy should be sent to the Certification Specialist in HR. *Acceptable credit is defined as post-baccalaureate coursework (semester hours) taken at a regionally accredited college/university or through MSDE approved continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. The credit must be related to a school assignment and earned within 5 years immediately preceding the date on which the new certificate is issued. 5

7 INITIAL ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (APC) REQUIREMENTS Satisfy three (3) years of full-time, satisfactory school-related experience. Submit official transcripts showing one of the following has been met: o OR o OR o Achievement of a master s degree with the conferral date appearing on the transcript; a minimum of 36 semester hours of post-baccalaureate course work which must include at least 21 semester hours of graduate credit (The remaining 15 semester hours may include graduate or undergraduate course work and/or MSDE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits; Achievement of National Board Certification and earned a minimum of 12 semester hours of approved graduate course work earned after the conferral of the bachelor's or higher degree. Submit a Professional Development Plan to reflect how you plan to earn 6 acceptable credits* over the next five years. The original, signed PDP copy stays at your school and a copy should be sent to the Certification Specialist in HR. *Acceptable credit for the renewal of an APC is defined as post-baccalaureate coursework (semester hours) taken at a regionally accredited college/university or through MSDE approved continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Equivalent credit that counts toward renewal can be earned for participating in certain approved school and countywide activities. Refer to Appendix A for the listing of these activities. The credit must be related to a school assignment and earned within 5 years immediately preceding the date on which the new certificate will be issued. 6

8 ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (APC) RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS Satisfy three (3) years of full-time, satisfactory school-related experience. Earn six (6) acceptable credits* that must include reading course work, if required (see page 8 for more information on the MSDE s reading requirements). Submit a Professional Development Plan to reflect how you plan to earn 6 acceptable credits* over the next five years. The original, signed PDP copy stays at your school and a copy should be sent to the Certification Specialist in HR. *Acceptable credit for the renewal of an APC is defined as post-baccalaureate coursework (semester hours) taken at a regionally accredited college/university or through MSDE approved continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Equivalent credit that counts toward renewal can be earned for participating in certain approved school and countywide activities. Refer to Appendix A for the listing of these activities. The credit must be related to a school assignment and earned within 5 years immediately preceding the date on which the new certificate will be issued. 7

9 MARYLAND READING REQUIREMENT Once your first Maryland educator certificate is issued, you should receive a copy of your reading course work evaluation from either the MSDE or the Certification Specialist in Human Resources. If you do not have a copy, please contact HR. For those certified in early childhood education, elementary education or special education (Infant-grade 3 and grades 1-8): - If you do not have Reading 12 in the Ancillary Credits section at the bottom of your educator certificate, you still have remaining reading credits to complete by renewal time. If this applies to you, the course work evaluation will show in what areas you need course work to meet the requirements. HR can provide a list of courses that our teachers commonly take or you can refer to the Maryland Approved Reading booklet located online. - Another option only available to early childhood education, elementary education and special education certificate holders is to meet the reading requirement without taking additional reading courses is to meet the Maryland qualifying score on the Praxis II Test # 5203, Teaching Reading: Elementary Education. For those certified in secondary education, special education (grades 6-12) or N-12/K-12 areas: - If you do not have Reading 6 in the Ancillary Credits section at the bottom of your educator certificate, you still have remaining reading credits to complete by renewal time. If this applies to you, the course work evaluation will show in what areas you need course work to meet the requirements. HR can provide a list of courses that our teachers commonly take or you can refer to the Maryland Approved Reading booklet located online. Special Note: If you hold Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist certification, you have met the MSDE s reading requirement even though your certificate does not show any Reading Credits in the Ancillary Credit section at the bottom of your educator certificate. 8

10 IMPORTANT RENEWAL INFORMATION AND REMINDERS It is your responsibility as the certificate holder to know the current regulations and to consult with the Certification Specialist to renew your certificate prior to the expiration date. As you acquire new acceptable credits, submit official transcripts, MSDE CPD credit slips, or a Credit Completion Form for in-county activities to the Certification Specialist in Human Resources. Submit all university/college course reimbursement requests for pre approval prior to the course start date. The course reimbursement procedures and request form can be found online at under Course Reimbursement & Professional Development section. As your professional goals change, you may revise your Professional Development Plan (PDP) at any time. Send your revised copy with appropriate signatures to the Certification Specialist in Human Resources. The MSDE charges a renewal fee of $10.00 to the Board of Education for every new certificate issued to a full-time QACPS employee in Certificated Unit I/II bargaining units. This fee is then automatically deducted from the employee s paycheck. 9

11 ACTIVITY APPROVAL PROCEDURE A. Request for approval of continuing education courses and other activities must be submitted to the Certification Specialist in Human Resources, on the appropriate form, at least one week in advance of the scheduled course/activity. B. Human Resources (HR) will review the request to insure that it is in compliance with the Board of Education s Staff Development Policy. 1. If the course is approved, HR will: a. Determine if the activity is eligible for Queen Anne s County APC credit or MSDE CPD credit. b. Assign the course a Queen Anne s County APC number or the appropriate MSDE CPD number. c. Log the course into the official APC-credit record book. d. Determine the number of credits for the course/activity based on the following scale: Fifteen (15) clock hours = (1) credit e. Notify the appropriate personnel 2. If the course is not approved, the request will be returned to the submitter. C. Upon completion of the approved continuing education course/activity, the instructor will complete two (2) copies of the APC Credit Completion Form for each employee who successfully completes the course/activity. One (1) copy will be forwarded to the Certification Specialist in HR to be included in the employee s certification file. The other is given to the employee. 10

12 SENIOR TEACHER EXEMPTION POLICY FOR QACPS STAFF The senior teacher exemption regulation permits a Superintendent to waive the certification renewal requirements for certified employees with 25 years of public school service or approved non-public service, or who are 55 years of age or older by the renewal date. The waiver is not automatic and needs to be requested at each renewal. If you would like to request the exemption please send a letter to the Superintendent at least six months prior to your renewal date. You will receive written notification from Human Resources of the approval or denial. Please be advised the exemption is at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools and is only valid during his/her term as Superintendent. ADDING A NEW CERTIFICATION AREA If you hold a Standard Professional (SPC) or Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in a teaching area (as defined in COMAR 13A.12.02) and at least a bachelor s degree, you can add an endorsement simply by presenting a passing score on appropriate Praxis II content tests. Additional course work is not required. However, if the subject does not have a Praxis II content area test, then course work is required and evaluation is needed. No pedagogy test is required to add an additional content area. For a listing of the current tests accepted in Maryland, please visit the MSDE s website. 11

13 HIGHLY QUALIFIED STATUS According to the No Child Left Behind Act, all teachers who teach Core Academic Subjects must be highly qualified (HQ). The HQ qualification means that you have shown proficiency in the Core Academic Subject that you are teaching by your success on Praxis content tests or by your college coursework or by the level of your teaching certificate. What are the Core Academic Subjects (CAS)? The core academic subjects include Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English, Language Arts/Reading, ESL, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Earth/Space Science, Geology, Physical Science, Social Studies, History, Geography, Economics, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin, Italian, Multiple Language Courses, other World Languages, Art, Dance, Music, and Theater. Therefore, if you teach more than one of these subject areas, you must show competence in all areas that you teach. How do I know if I am highly qualified? Each CAS teacher must hold a bachelor s degree, a professional teaching certificate and must show competency in every content area that he/she is teaching. To show this competency, a teacher must meet the MD qualifying score on the content praxis test(s) or have an academic major or 30 credits of academic content in the subject area. For further information on determining whether or not you are HQ, please refer to Appendix E, "How to Achieve 'Highly Qualified' Teacher Status in Maryland" chart. If I am determined HQ one year, does that mean I am still HQ the next year? Since being HQ is dependent upon what a teacher is actually teaching, whether or not you are HQ is determined on a yearly basis. If you teach the same subject each year, you will still be HQ. If you add even 1 section in another area, you must show competence in that subject area. (continued on next page) 12

14 (HQ Status continued) What should I do if I am not already highly qualified? There are several ways you may become highly qualified: - Obtain 30 credits of C or better course work in the area in which you are teaching to become highly qualified by academic content. - Take and pass the Praxis test(s) required for you to be certified in the area in which you are teaching. (See for further information on the Praxis test requirements and test dates.) Who can I contact with questions about my HQ status? Please contact the Certification Specialist in Human Resources. 13

15 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. Who must hold a Maryland certificate? Contracted teachers and specialists employed in Maryland Public School Systems are required to hold an educator certificate issued by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). A certificate is also required of each administrator and supervisor in a position directly related to the instructional program. 2. Can I have my records evaluated for another area of certification? If you hold a SPC or APC you can request an evaluation for another area. The request must be sent in writing or by to the Certification Specialist. It may take two to four weeks from the date of the request to complete the evaluation. Requests are limited to two per year. 3. My certificate is about to expire and I have not completed the renewal requirements. Can I get an extension? The MSDE allows a ninety (90) day grace period from the expiration date of your certificate. This is the only extension granted. 4. What happens if I allow my certificate to expire without meeting the renewal requirements? As a result of not renewing your certificate your salary may be frozen at your current step, you may lose tenure, your employment status may be changed to longterm substitute without benefits, and/or or your employment contract may be rendered null and void and you could be terminated. 5. How many credits will I need to move to the next salary lane? To move from the bachelor's to the master s degree lane, you need a conferred master's degree. To move to the Master s +15, +30, +45 or +60, you would need to complete that particular number of graduate credits beyond your conferred master s degree. 6. What kinds of classes may I take? For salary advancement, to renew a certificate, or to receive reimbursement, you may take any coursework that is related to your current assignment, an anticipated educational assignment, or to the general field of education. If there are questions about the kinds of courses you are interested in taking please call the Certification Specialist before taking the class. 7. May I take a video course, correspondence course, or other distance-learning course for certification? It depends on what type of credit is given for completing the course. These types of courses may be acceptable for certification and/or salary purposes if you take them for undergraduate or graduate credit though regionally accredited institutions. To ensure this type of course work is acceptable, contact the Certification Specialist before enrolling in such a course. 8. How can I tell what credits are on record for me? You are responsible for keeping track of your credits. 9. I just completed my master s degree. Will my certificate change? Degree and name changes to certificates will be made at the time of renewal. 10. My college does not issue grade slips with a seal. Can I submit a grade slip I print from the Internet or a copy of my grade slip? No, photocopies of grade reports and transcripts and Internet grades will not be accepted. You must submit an official transcript. 14

16 11. When I receive my master s degree can I just submit a letter from the college or do you need a transcript? An official transcript documenting the date the degree was conferred is required to verify changes in degree status. A letter from the college or university verifying completion of degree requirements is not acceptable for certification or salary purposes. Records cannot be updated and certification requests will not be processed without official documentation. 12. I took some courses abroad; will you accept those credits? College credit earned from an institution outside of the United States requires a course-by-course evaluation from an agency approved by MSDE. 13. How do I know if I need to take reading classes and which ones do I need? All classroom teachers must present a certain number of reading credits. The number and kind depends on the subject and grade level listed on your certificate. In general the following will apply: Twelve (12) semester hours are required for early childhood education, elementary education, and special education at those levels. Six (6) semester hours are required for secondary education (i.e. math, science), PK-12 education (i.e. music) and special education at those levels. 14. Who is exempt from the reading requirements? School Guidance Counselors, Reading Teacher/Specialists, Pupil Personnel Workers, Psychometrist, School Psychologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and all Non- Instructional Administrators are exempt unless they hold and wish to continue to hold a teaching area on their certificate. 15. What do Praxis tests cover? Praxis I consists of 3 separate tests that assess the applicant s general understanding of reading, writing, and mathematics, not their ability to teach these subjects. Praxis II assesses both content area knowledge and pedagogy (the art of teaching). The MSDE web site provides the specific numbers for each subject area or you may contact the testing service at When I took my Praxis tests, I put in a code to have the scores sent to the MSDE. Why do you need for me to personally send you a copy? QACPS does not receive score reports from ETS. Be sure to make a copy of all pages of your score report and send it to the Certification Specialist or forward the.pdf score report via to as soon as you receive it. Keep your original score sheet in a safe place. ETS does not retain scores for an extended period and you never know when you will need to show that you have passes these tests. 27. How do I register to take the Praxis tests? Visit the Educational Testing Service website at for testing dates, locations, and to register online. 28. I hold National Board Certification. Am I eligible for a professional certificate in Maryland? If you hold National Board Certification and have 12 semester hours of graduate credit after the conferral of your bachelor's or higher degree, you meet the Advanced professional certificate course work requirements. 15

17 QUEEN ANNE S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPROVED ACTIVITIES LIST FOR CERTIFICATE RENEWAL In addition to conventional university/college coursework and MSDE CPD credit courses, certain activities may earn acceptable credit for the renewal of an Advanced Professional Certificate only. Please note: MSDE CPD credit may be used for SPC renewal, initial APC certification, or APC renewal. APC credit may only be used for APC renewal. Activity Number # 101 # 102 # 103 # 104 # 105 Activity Description Attending/completing an approved QACBOE sponsored in-service or professional development offering Developing and/or presenting an approved QACBOE sponsored professional development offering or in-service Teaching a college/university course relevant to public education Attending or presenting at a noncollege credit course, specialized training course, conference, seminar, or workshop relevant to public education Presenting at a National or State conference related to content area or educational issue Type of Credit Awarded Credit Determination Limitations Documentation Required to Receive Credit hours = 0.5 credit hours = 1 credit hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits Equivalent to credit earned by participants Equivalent to credit earned by students hours = 0.5 credit hours = 1 credit hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits 1-3 hour presentation = 1 credit 4-6 hour presentation = 2 credits None Submit a Credit Completion Form with sponsoring Administrator or Supervisor s signature Submit a Credit Completion Form with sponsoring Administrator or Supervisor s signature Submit a Credit Completion Form signed by Administrator and a letter or document from the college/university verifying employment as an instructor including the course title, description, start and end dates, and the # of graduate or undergraduate credits awarded to students Submit a Credit Completion Form signed by an Administrator along with a certificate of completion Submit a Submit a Credit Completion Form signed by an Administrator along with a presentation certificate (if available), conference program, agenda or letter from conference organizer Last revised 4/1/2014 Page 1 of 4

18 Activity Number # 106 MSDE CPD # # 107 or MSDE CPD # # 108 or MSDE CPD # # 109 or MSDE CPD # Activity Description Travel on a board-approved QACPS student trip that is related to professional goals Publishing an article, chapter or book related to content area or educational issue in a state or national professional publication Curriculum development or revision Mentoring a pre-service student intern in a student teaching experience (Phase II) Mentoring a student intern in the field-placement experience or observation semester (Phase I) immediately prior to student teaching (Phase II) Type of Credit Awarded MSDE or MSDE or MSDE or MSDE Credit Determination Limitations Documentation Required to Receive Credit 5-7 days = 1 credit 8-13 days = 2 credits 14+ days = 3 credits 1 2 credits for a published article; 3 credits for a chapter in a book; or 6 credits for publishing an entire book through a professional publishing company 15 hours of writing = 1 credit 30 hours of writing = 2 credits 45 + hours of writing = 3 credits One semester = 3 credits One semester = 1 credit Submit a Credit Completion Form signed by the sponsoring Administrator or Supervisor along with trip summary and/or itinerary Submit to your Administrator or Supervisor a copy of the published work. Then submit a Credit Completion Form. For APC credit, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by the content-area Supervisor. For MSDE CPD credit, the following must be submitted to the Supervisor for approval: A reflection paper or journal including what was learned from the curriculum writing experience as well as feedback and suggested refinements after field-testing specific aspects of the curriculum in the classroom. For APC credit, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by the content-area Supervisor. For MSDE CPD credit, the following must be submitted to the Supervisor for approval: A reflection log describing the mentor s experiences and skills used as a mentor along with a log of hours spent mentoring. For APC credit, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by the content-area Supervisor. For MSDE CPD credit, the following must be submitted to the Supervisor for approval: A reflection log describing the mentor s experiences and skills used as a mentor along with a log of hours spent mentoring. Last revised 4/1/2014 Page 2 of 4

19 Activity Number # 110 or MSDE CPD # # 111 or MSDE CPD # # 112 # 113 # 114 # 115 Activity Description Mentoring an administrative intern enrolled in a formal A&S certification program, guidance or library media practicum/internship. Serving as a PDS Site Coordinator Serving on a School Improvement Team or Faculty Advisory Committee Active participation in local, state, or national professional organization as chairperson, co-chairperson, officer, or long term/ standing committee member Participation on a MSDE or QACBOE Steering Committee, Board or Task Force (ex. Middle States Evaluation committee) Participation in the design and implementation of innovative school projects Type of Credit Awarded or MSDE or MSDE Credit Determination Limitations Documentation Required to Receive Credit One semester = 1 credit One year = 3 credits One year = 3 MSDE credits 1 credit per school year (credit rcvd at end of school year served) hours = 0.5 credit hours = 1 credit hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits hours = 0.5 credit hours = 1 credit hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits hours = 0.5 credit hours = 1 credit hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits For APC credit, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by the content-area Supervisor. For MSDE CPD credit, the following must be submitted to the content-area Supervisor for final approval: A reflection log describing the mentor s experiences and skills used as a mentor along with a log of hours spent mentoring. For APC credit, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by the content-area Supervisor. For MSDE CPD credit, the following must be submitted to the content-area Supervisor for final approval: A reflection paper and a log of hours spent on PDS duties. Submit a Credit Completion Form signed by an Administrator Submit a Credit Completion Form with appropriate Administrator or Supervisor s signature Submit an Activity Approval Form describing the activity to the Human Resources Officer for pre-approval. Once approved, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by appropriate Administrator. Submit an Activity Approval Form describing the activity to the Human Resources Officer for pre-approval. Once approved, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by appropriate Administrator. Last revised 4/1/2014 Page 3 of 4

20 Activity Number # 116 # 117 MSDE CPD # MSDE CPD # # 118 Activity Description Attending a recruitment event /job fair on behalf of QACPS. Serving as a MSA or HSA writer/reader/scorer Type of Credit Awarded Credit Determination Limitations Documentation Required to Receive Credit hours = 0.5 credit hours = 1 credit hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits hours = 0.5 credit hours = 1 credit hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits Action Research Project MSDE 1 3 credits where 15 hours = 1 credit 30 hours = 2 credits 45 hours = 3 credits National Board Certification MSDE Completing the assessment program = 3 credits + Achieving certification = 3 credits Activities which have been approved in advance and are noted on the professional development plan. Limited to course Limited to 6 Submit a Credit Completion Form signed by Human Resources Officer Submit a Credit Completion Form signed by an Administrator Submit an Activity Approval Form describing the activity to the Human Resources Officer for pre-approval. Once approved, the following must be submitted to the Administrator overseeing the project: A report describing the project, the findings, and lessons learned as a result of the experience. Then a Credit Completion Form signed by appropriate Administrator needs to be submitted to HR. Credit slips will be issued by the MSDE once they receive results from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Submit an Activity Approval Form describing the activity to the Human Resources Officer for pre-approval. Once approved, submit a Credit Completion Form signed by appropriate Administrator. Last revised 4/1/2014 Page 4 of 4

21 QUEEN ANNE S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN All professional educators employed by Queen Anne s County Public Schools must submit a Professional Development Plan (PDP) prior to the renewal of each certificate. The purpose of the plan is to outline professional growth and development efforts. The plan should be developed in collaboration with your Principal or Supervisor. Once the plan is complete with signatures, please forward a copy to the Certification Specialist in Human Resources and retain a copy for your records. Your PDP may be revised at any time as goals change. Name: STEP 1: DEFINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS My goal is to complete the basic requirements for recertification and Employee ID #: Current Position: Highest Degree: New Certificate Type: SPC I SPC II APC Validity Dates: to STEP 2: PROPOSED ACTIVITIES TO MEET MY GOALS LIST ACTIVITIES OR COURSES YOU PLAN TO DO OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATE. DO NOT LIST THINGS YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED. Course/Workshop Name or Approved Activity Description Activity ex.: School Improvement Team Course ex: Cooperative Discipline Location of Activity School RTC/Gratz College Date when you plan to complete the course/activity Summer 2016 # of Credits 1 3 Type of Credit: Undergrad, Graduate, MSDE CPD or QACPS APC credit APC Credit Graduate credit Developed by: If more room is needed please continue listing activities or courses on a separate sheet. Approved by: Employee Signature: Department/School: Date: Administrator s Name: Title: Date:

22 QUEEN ANNE S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACTIVITY APPROVAL FORM Type of credit requested: MSDE CPD Credit QACPS APC Credit Name of Activity: Date(s) of Activity: Total # of Contact Hours: Instructor(s) / Facilitator(s): DESCRIPTION Describe the major aspects of this professional development experience including rationale for its development and potential impact on students. (Attached additional sheets if necessary) PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES What will educators know and/or be able to do as a result of this experience? How will/should those outcomes enhance the learning of students in the local school system? EVALUATION How will the educator demonstrate achievement of the performance outcomes? Administrator s Signature: Date: HUMAN RESOURCES ACTION Approved for credits & assigned APC credit or MSDE CPD Number Not approved Reason: Human Resources Officer Signature: Date:

23 EMPLOYEE INFORMATION ACTIVITY INFORMATION QUEEN ANNE S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS APC CREDIT COMPLETION FORM Employee Name: Employee I.D. #: Position: School / Work Location: Name of Activity: Content Emphasis: QAC Activity #: Activity Date(s): Total # of Hours: Credits Earned * : Instructor or Administrator s Signature: Date: Human Resources Officer: Date: *APC credit may only be used for APC renewals and cannot be used in place of required reading credits. Fifteen (15) clock hours equal one (1) credit. Please submit the original signed form to the Certification Specialist in Human Resources after completion of the activity. Always retain a copy for your records. EMPLOYEE INFORMATION ACTIVITY INFORMATION QUEEN ANNE S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS APC CREDIT COMPLETION FORM Employee Name: Employee I.D. #: Position: School / Work Location: Name of Activity: Content Emphasis: QAC Activity #: Activity Date(s): Total # of Hours: Credits Earned * : Instructor or Administrator s Signature: Date: Human Resources Officer: Date: *APC credit may only be used for APC renewals and cannot be used in place of required reading credits. Fifteen (15) clock hours equal one (1) credit. Please submit the original signed form to the Certification Specialist in Human Resources after completion of the activity. Always retain a copy for your records.

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