For Education Certification Advisors
Training materials for Educator Certification Advisors
Educator Certification Advisors are critical in the certification process of an educator. Certification Advisors serve as the liaison to the presbytery, the Educator Certification Committee, and the educator. Certification Advisors also serve in an advocacy role with local church sessions and, occasionally, with the presbytery.
EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK
The Educator Certification Handbook provides the standards and specific steps of the certification process as designated by the Educator Certification Committee. Designed for use by the Educator Certification Advisors appointed by presbyteries to support educators through the process, it is available here. To order a printed version of this free download, visit http://store.pcusa.org/s.nl/sc.17/category./.f?search=2017+Educator+Certification+Handbook.
BEST PRACTICES FOR ADVISORS
Based on comments, questions, and observations by the Educator Certification Committee, brush up on some of the expectations of an Educator Certification Advisor by following these Best Practices for Advisors.
ONLINE TRAINING FOR CERTIFICATION ADVISORS
Become more familiar with the role of a Certification Advisor and the expectations therein by watching this presentation. You can expect to find out more about the relationship between the advisor, the educator, the reference group, the presbytery and the Educator Certification Committee, while also becoming more familiar with the steps of the certification process and how the advisor is involved in each step. Full text is available in the notes section of the presentation. Reading these along with the slides will be most helpful. Get started.
ONLINE TRAINING FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION REFERENCE GROUPS
Reference Group members are critical in the exam phase of the educator certification process. Not only do they provide much needed support but they are also the first readers of the exam prior to its submission. Certification Advisors are encouraged to send a link to this training to reference members as soon as they are on board to assist them in understanding their role in the process and the expectations involved. Please note that using the notes included with the PowerPoint are critical. Get started.
FORMS FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION PROCESS
At various points in the educator certification process, educator certification advisors are asked to submit forms related to the progress of the educator with whom they are working. All forms* are available here.
*Please note that these forms are in fillable PDF format and should be filled out electronically. Do not use the application found on your computer but, instead, save the document to your computer’s hard drive before completing it. If you do not have the latest version of Adobe Reader, you can install it from Adobe’s website.
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