ERIC Number: ED056973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-6
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The WWSC Clinical Program for Teacher Education.
In the last 2 years, the Education Department at Western has developed an alternative to the standard program leading to initial teaching certification. The alternative is a Clinical Program based on the ComField Elementary Teacher Education Model. The new program is operational at the six Southeast Center Schools of Seattle. Instructional packages have been developed and an evaluation instrument has been prepared. The program has five major components: 1) inservice training for supervising teachers; 2) the entry program, a combination of observation and seminars for career decision-making; 3) the foundations component, which is now largely a sequence of standard college courses offered on the WWSC campus; 4) the laboratory component, in which students complete the instructional packages and demonstrate competencies in the classroom; and 5) the practicum, in which students become interns and may be certified. The faculty for the Clinical Program consists of two clinical professors, about 35 supervising teachers, and a Resident Center Director. The total cost of the program is about 50 percent lower than the per-quarter cost of student teaching in the standard program. (A list of performance objectives for the laboratory component of the program and an abstract of the proposal for a clinical teaching center in a public school are included.) (RT)
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Authoring Institution: Southeast Educational Center, Seattle, WA.; Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.