ERIC Number: ED189286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Model for a Health Occupations Education Degree Program. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Departmental Report. Health Occupations; Volume 17, Number 20.
Ray, Elizabeth M.; Richards, M. Beverly
A project is reported which developed a Pennsylvania State University bachelor of science degree program in health occupations teacher education to qualify persons to teach at secondary and postsecondary levels. The growth in health occupations and the general need for teachers are traced. Results of two background surveys are reported: a survey of state supervisors of health occupations education to determine status of such teacher education programs (response of thirty-three states, eleven of which offer programs); and review of Pennsylvania constraints on administration and operation of programs through the State Board of Education, national registries or certifying boards, and state boards which regulate mandatory licensure. To document the need for the program the status of present Pennsylvania secondary and postsecondary health occupations education offerings is summarized, and program goals are examined in relationship to the Pennsylvania State University Academic Policy Plan and the Master Plan for Higher Education in the state. Finally, the plan itself is presented: objectives, admission requirements, outline of baccalaureate degree requirements (46 credits) and requirements for the major (81 credits), and discussion of program administration. A final note indicates that the proposed curriculum has received the approval and support of the Division of Occupational and Vocational Studies and is currently being reviewed by the College of Education prior to submission to the University Senate. (JT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Allied Health Occupations Education, Bachelors Degrees, Degree Requirements, Higher Education, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, State Standards, State Universities, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.