ERIC Number: ED170559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Certification Requirements for Secondary and Post-Secondary Teachers of Health Occupations in the United States.
Lutz, Juanita Fuller
A study was conducted to obtain information on certification requirements for health occupations teachers at the secondary and postsecondary levels nationwide and to determine if Tennessee requirements are comparable to those of other states. Data were secured by questionnaires mailed to each state official responsible for supervision of health occupations education and teacher educators of health occupations education in the United States and the District of Columbia. Findings include the following: (1) health occupations teachers were included in certification regulations for trade and industrial teacher in all but five states; (2) virtually all states required beginning health occupations teachers to be licensed or certified to practice their profession; and (3) initial certification requirements for beginning health occupations teachers include twelve semester hours of professional education to be earned within the first three years as the national average. Based on the findings, recommendations were made to reverse Tennessee certification requirements for health occupations teachers to make them compatible with national trends. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
Identifiers: Tennessee; United States