ERIC Number: ED036478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Intern Teaching Program for College Graduates.
Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.
Temple University's Intern Teaching Program, a self-supporting graduate program to develop liberal arts and science graduates as secondary school teachers, involves two years of full-time teaching and formal course work on the campus. A highly selective program, it leads to a provisional teaching certificate and a master's degree. An intensive summer orientation confronts the interns with the reality of the classroom while supplying him with survival skills and tools for analyzing his own teaching behavior. He is then placed in a full-salaried teaching position under supervision. First-year activities include a weekly seminar on campus and course work focusing on the nature of learning, the school's role in society, and special subject methods. The program is individualized to permit additional work in the intern's academic field or in professional education. Innovative techniques and devices are utilized during weekly visits by the supervisor to provide for analysis of the intern's teaching. Supervision is provided in his subject area. The basic theme is "humanized training through growing intern responsibilities for professional decisions." Presently the program employs 24 staff members for supervision alone and receives cooperation of public schools in the form of assignment of school personnel to the supervision staff. Approximately 120 interns are admitted annually; more than eight out of 10 graduates remain in teaching. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.