Alternative Certification News

Region 17 ESC

Applying for Standard Certification

Please note the following requirements must be met in order to be certified:

1. All course training hours complete
2. 6 field supervisor observations
o Recommendation by the principal and field supervisor after 6th observation
3. 5 mentor rubrics
4. Pass edTPA
5. Covid tracking log
o if you did not teach remotely, indicate on form and retrieve signatures (form attached)
6. Teach 180 school days
7. $0 account balance

Intern and Clinical Teacher News

Many teaching opportunities are now available in our region. If you or interested friends are looking for openings, please click on the map above and it will take you to our site. By clicking on the school, you can view any posted openings for that district. Please share this information with any qualified teacher who might be interested in teaching for the coming year. Applications may be made through each district.


If you have received passing scores on your edTPA and you are ready to apply for reimbursement, here are the instructions to complete that process. These slide captures are also included in your Box app in the video about understanding your scores.

See pictures below.

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Gerry Brooks is coming!!!! Begin your summer professional development with a day of learning, encouragement, and laughter through personal climate and culture strategies.

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Field Supervisor Reminders

If any changes need to be made concerning your uploaded documents, please contact Mary Vatuna orJeanie Lundquist for assistance. I have their email and phone information.

The final Field Supervisor Office Hour is May 11. Please plan to attend through Zoom. You may contact me for the Zoom link. We should have some information for the summer and coming year.

Upload documents as completed, and review all required documents to be sure that you have all of them in the database.

List of Required Documents:

Support Team Roles and Responsibilities

Teacher Information Form and Schedule

Mentor Required Credentials (may be included with Teacher Information Form)

6 Field Supervisor Observation Forms (numbered and signed, and final one marked Recommended)

5 Mentor Rubrics (numbered and signed)

COVID-19 Remote Environment document with each month signed

Pre-post and Informal Coaching Form for observations completed after Feb 1

Please plan to send your invoices for observations by no later than Friday, May 13th.