School PD Requirements in Michigan
What professional development requirements does a school in Michigan need to meet?
Section 380.1527 of Michigan’s Revised School Code requires school districts to provide five days of professional development to all teachers each year. These five days are in addition to the professional development provided to new teachers in their first three years of employment.
A “day” is defined as at least six hours, for a total of 30 hours to be provided in a year. District “provided” means professional development offered in compliance with state law, including paying conference or workshop expenses.
According to MI law, the board of a school district or board of directors of a public school academy is encouraged to provide professional development for school personnel concerning the warning signs and risk factors for suicide and depression and the protective factors that help prevent suicide.
The Michigan Department of Human Services encourages schools to provide staff training about:
- Culturally appropriate and respectful communication techniques
- Confidentiality and legally mandated reporting policies upon hire and annually thereafter
- Resilience building strategies/activities
- Trauma, its impact, and appropriate responses
- And develop professional training that is responsive to needs expressed by staff
What are the Michigan Quality Standards for Professional Development?
ConnectedPD online PD courses are designed to align with the Michigan Quality Standards for DPPD:
1. Relevant, on-going and job-embedded;
2. Specific to the teacher’s needs;
3. Aligned to the School Improvement Plan and individual professional development
plans (as appropriate); and
4. Focused on increasing student learning.
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How do I contact the MI Department of Education?
Contact the Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Michigan listed on this page are current as of May 24th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State professional development requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.