Continuing Education Units

Michigan State University offers State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for its summer workshops. These units (formerly known as State Board Continuing Education Units or SB-CEUs) can be used toward renewal of Michigan's Professional Education, Occupational Education, or Provisional Education certificates. CLEAR offers these SCECHs at no additional cost to workshop participants.

Participants wishing to receive SCECH credits will be required to supply their PIC numbers in order for CLEAR to process their credits. Credits will be applied for within 30 days of the end of each workshop; participants can expect to see the workshop credits on their transcript within about six weeks of the end of the workshop.

Michigan Teachers

The SCECHs offered for CLEAR's workshops are not the same as college credit, but they can be used toward your certificate renewal. Our workshops this summer are either 5 or 15 contact hours, so they are eligible for 5-15 SCECHs. You need a total of 180 SCECHs, or 6 semester credit hours, over a five-year period for your renewal. SCECHs and college credits can be used in combination for your renewal. Please refer to the Michigan Department of Education for up-to-date details:,4615,7-140-6530_5683-219674--,00.html

Non-Michigan Teachers

Many states have reciprocity agreements with Michigan and many past participants have found that SCECHs for CLEAR workshops can be used to maintain certification in other states. Please check with your state’s department of education to determine if there is a reciprocity agreement.

The numbers below reflect anticipated SCECHs for summer 2017 workshops; we expect confirmation by the State of Michigan Department of Education in approximately May 2017, but do not anticipate any deviation from the posted hours.

Workshop SCECHS
Increasing proficiency through World Language Core Practices (Section 1) 10
Differentiated instruction in the language classroom 5
Real-life genres for teaching reading and writing: From nutrition labels to restaurant reviews 5
Proficiency-oriented games: How to make games useful and why 5
Increasing proficiency through World Language Core Practices (Section 2) 10
Maximizing target language use in classroom instruction 10

CLEAR reserves the right to cancel or modify workshops due to low enrollments. In this event, registrants will receive a full refund.


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