CASE, in collaboration with teacher education programs, offers CASE certification as part of pre-service preparation. Two models are being used at various institutions to provide pre-service teachers CASE certification. The first is an integrated model that uses CASE Institute programming as part of the graduation/licensing requirements for new teachers as part of their current coursework. The second model uses standalone institutes during or after pre-service coursework. Only $100 of the CASE certification fee per pre-service teacher is due at the time of institute completion. The remaining $700 of the CASE certification fee is invoiced once the teacher is employed by a school system to finalize certification.
This opportunity is tremendous for the pre-service teachers. It provides access to CASE materials and helps reinforce sound instructional techniques, while also providing young educators a roadmap to design future courses of their own. Universities using CASE in their pre-service preparation programs are finding incredible results for enhanced student teaching performance and preparation. To learn more about offering CASE certification as a part of your pre-service program, check out the CASE Pre-service Host Planning Guide or contact the CASE Certification/Digital Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.
In order to finalize your CASE certification, the remaining $700 of your certification fee must be paid once you are employed by a school system. Payment of this fee allows you to be eligible for teacher services including receiving updated copies of the curriculum, ordering equipment and supplies at discount prices through the CASE Store, to be eligible to utilize CASE Online, and teach the curriculum without copyright infringement.
Your invoice for the remaining $700 of your certification fee is available in your My CASE profile. Upon hiring, update your My CASE profile to include school district contact information.
CASE certification is intellectual property of the teacher who completes the professional development. Certification is a measure of professional growth in topics of CASE pedagogy and assurance of competency for using specific CASE materials. Therefore, CASE certification stays with a teacher throughout their career regardless of their place of employment.
In the event of a CASE certified teacher serving as a cooperating teacher to a pre-service teacher, student teacher access is permitted. Student teachers may access and teach CASE curricula under the mentorship and supervision of the CASE certified teacher during their student teaching placement. However, student teachers cannot teach or utilize any CASE curricula after completing student teaching unless they complete a CASE certification.
All copies of the CASE curricula must be removed from the student teacher’s possession upon the completion of student teaching, including any files in their computer program files. If the individual is found to be using CASE curricula after student teaching, they will be in violation of copyright and subject to the legal copyright implications.