Currently a person is licensed as a district Career and Technical Education (C.T.E.) Administrator if s/he holds a valid 486 Administrator’s license. However, a number of changes have occurred which highlight the desirability for additional licensure requirements to assure that C.T.E. administrators can function at a high level in this position. Furthermore, all other C.T.E. personnel (teachers, counselors and student services) are required to meet the additional and more rigorous requirements including the first two listed below.
The Office of Career and Technical Education is proposing a newly hired C.T.E. administrator be given a non-renewable, provisional three-year license-- #911 C.T. E. Administrator. This provisional and non-renewable C.T.E. Administrator license would be an “add on” endorsement awarded to an applicant who holds a currently valid 486 license. During the three-year provisional period, the applicant must successfully complete all three requirements stated below. At the time of the successful completion of all requirements, the applicant would be awarded a standard #911 C.T.E. Administrator license.
Successful completion of the Propulse or IC3 test. Over the past 5-7 years, a significant amount of money has been spent on interactive technology in the C.T.E. classroom including such items as wired labs, smartboards, IPads, etc. The Propulse or IC3 test helps determine the ability of the person being tested to utilize technology in the classroom. For the C.T.E. administrator to truly be an instructional leader, they must have a full understanding of how this technology is being used in classrooms and be proficient in this area educational technology.
Completion of the C.T.E. Administrator’s Academy. The C.T.E. Administrator’s Academy covers topics such as certification, instructional management, assessment, student organizations and other relevant items for the administrator as well as pairing the administrator with a mentor. This process is spread over the three year provisional period to allow the administrator to complete each module in an in-depth fashion. The Academy consists of three modules, each consisting of 13 hours (10 SEMI credits) of work. These modules are: (1) Leading Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in CTE; (2) Building a Culture of Accountability; and (3) Using Assessment and Data to support College and Career Readiness.
$200 registration fee. Be prepared to enter debit/credit card upon registration. Registration will not be completed without an approved transition.
$135 for C.O.O.L. Essentials (Basic and Advanced Blackboard, C.O.O.L.)
Be prepared to enter debit/credit card upon registration. Registration will not be completed without a complete transition.
Technology Certification (is responsibility of district or individual)
IC3—approximately $105 for 3 tests—visit our IC3 website at http://www.rcu.msstate.edu/Assessment/AssessmentServices/TeacherCertification.aspx#ic3
Propulse—free testing at this time—visit our Propulse website at http://www.rcu.msstate.edu/Assessment/AssessmentServices/TeacherCertification.aspx#propulsePlatform
*Be sure to check licensure requirements to confirm certification choice for your specific endorsement area.
This training will count toward OSL credit requirements.
To register for administrator endorsement academy training listed below, please follow these steps.
Required Add-On for CTE
MDE Orientation for newly hired CTE Administrators
· Office of School Leadership Module 1: Leading Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in CTE
· 10 SEMIs (13 hours)
Dept. of Finance and Adminstration
Woolfolk State Office Building Annex
501 N. West Street
September 11-12, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm
8:00am – 3:00 pm
· Office of School Leadership Module 2: Building a Culture of Accountability
MSU - CAVS
January 23-24, 2013
· Office of School Leadership Module 3: Using Assessment and Data to support College and Career Readiness
MSU - CAVS
May 21-22, 2013
Certification of Online Learning Essentials: COOL
45 SEMIs (60 hours)
IC3 or Propulse Test