State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)
What are SCECHs?
State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are State Board approved inservice, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of selected certificates issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and for meeting the continuing education requirement for school administrators. If you are interested in offering a program for SCECHs check out our SCECH Policies Document for more information.
Who Needs SCECHs?
Individuals who hold the following certificates are eligible to use SCECHs towards renewal:
- Provisional Certificate
- Professional Certificate
- Administrator Certificate
- Occupational Certificate
- School Psychologist Certificate
- School Guidance Counselor Certificate
How Do I Earn SCECHs?
SCECHs can be earned by attending a training/workshop that offers SCECH credit. At the training/workshop, complete the provided SCECH Registration Form and ALWAYS be sure to sign in (100% attendance is required). The information will then be uploaded to the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) by the SCECH Sponsor and you will receive an evaluation that must be completed before you are awarded the credit. If you do not receive an evaluation email notification within 20 days, check your MOECS account.
Don’t Forget! PIC's are required to register for SCECHs! Click here if you need help finding your PIC.
COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Waiver of Professional Learning Hours Required for Certificate Renewal (District, Teachers, and Counselors)
Can My District/Building Offer SCECHs for On-Site PD?
Yes! If districts/buildings are offering professional development at least 3 hours in length, it may be eligible for SCECHs. District/building designees must complete the SCECH Application no later than 60 days prior to the first session date. Please contact Bri Conners for more information about the application process.
Where Else Can I Find SCECH Information?
- MDE’s State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) Program Overview Webpage
- MDE's Professional Development Resources
- SCECH Offerings in Michigan
- SCECH Courses being offered at Kent ISD
You can also check out the MIEducator Facebook page
SCECHs Can Also Be Earned from “Non-Traditional Activities”
Refer to this list of Non-traditional SCECH Activities , to learn what types of programs are eligible. It is important to note, you cannot mix and match committee meetings/school improvement teams. If you serve on more than one committee/school improvement team offering SCECHs, you can only earn credit for one. A maximum of seventy-five (75) SCECHs can be earned per non-traditional activity in a certification renewal period.