Program Requirements


First Year of Certification

DIRECT Institute #1 Methods of Teaching

Five (5) consecutive days in July

OR

Five (5) Saturdays during the fall

 

DIRECT Institute #2 Classroom & Lab Management

Four (4) Saturdays during the spring plus DIRECT mentor visit

OR

Four (4) consecutive days in June plus DIRECT mentor visit

(Mentor visit must be completed during school year prior to June training)

*Must have already completed DIRECT 1 to take DIRECT 2 in June

 

To Renew Certificate

DIRECT Institute #1 Methods of Teaching

DIRECT Institute #2 Classroom & Lab Management

Take Basic Skills Exam

 

Second Year of Certification
 

DIRECT Institute #3 Curriculum

Five (5) consecutive days in July

OR

Five (5) Saturdays during the fall

                                  

DIRECT Institute #4 Assessment

Four (4) Saturdays during the spring plus competitive event assignment

OR

Four (4) consecutive days in June plus competitive event assignment

(Competitive event assignment  must be completed in the spring prior to June training)

 

To Renew Certificate

DIRECT Institute #3 Curriculum

DIRECT Institute #4 Assessment

Pass trade exam or required state/national exam or certification

Pass performance evaluation (ADEPT)

 

Years 3-5 of Certification

Six semester hours of approved professional education coursework

Pass Basic Skills Exam