ERIC Number: ED212615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Teacher Education Admission Requirements in Eleven Southern States, 1982.
Simmons, Lisso R.; Sweatt, Janet N.
Requirements for student entrance into teacher education programs in 11 southern states were surveyed on two levels: state requirements and teacher education institution requirements. The states studied were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. It was found that all the states except Arkansas had passed legislation on admission requirements for teacher education programs. The admission requirements for teacher candidates into 84 college and university teacher education programs in the eleven states were also examined. Among the criteria used most freqently by the institutions were grade point averages, successful completion of a course in education with laboratory experiences, recommendations by faculty members, and written language proficiency. A comparison between the state requirements and the institutional requirements revealed that the statewide requirements were more specific. It is suggested that prospective teachers should have basic communication skills before they graduate. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States (South)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Houston, TX, February 17-20, 1982).