ERIC Number: ED213721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Field Based Teacher Training Programs for Preservice and In-Service Growth.
Richardson, Durward; And Others
Three teacher education programs developed at East Texas State University (ETSU) are characterized by a high degree of cooperation. The Bilingual Education Teacher Training Program was established with the collaboration of several departments and three colleges. Graduate and undergraduate degrees are offered in this interdisciplinary field-based systems approach to teacher education. Objectives for this program are competency based; the students acquire knowledge and skills in language proficiency, multiethnic awareness, bilingual teaching methods, measurement of student progress, and research methodology. Undergraduate students are assigned to limited English proficient children enrolled in local schools and are supervised by the college faculty. The Teacher of Young Children Certification Program prepares students to work in child-related occupations such as nursery school management and to teach children aged three years to third grade. To receive a baccalaureate degree, students must complete the general university requirements, academic specialization courses in child development through the Department of Home Economics, and a professional education early childhood sequence of ten courses through ETSU's Department of Elementary Education. Two of the courses require a split assignment with half of the experience being in a kindergarten classroom and the other half in an elementary classroom. The Mount Pleasant Project is a cooperative effort between ETSU and the Mount Pleasant Independent School District (Texas) that offers a comprehensive training program for public school supervisors of student teachers and to teachers wanting to supervise student teachers in the future. The first level of this program provides initial instruction in clinical supervision, interpersonal communication, ideas and resources for the supervising teachers, and planning. The second level is devoted to detailed clinical supervision study, classroom observation skills, analysis of teaching, and techniques for conferencing. The third level emphasizes research and skill development. Details on course content and degree requirements for each of these programs are appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Child Care Occupations, Classroom Observation Techniques, Competency Based Teacher Education, Course Content, Degree Requirements, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Teachers, Supervisory Training, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: East Texas State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Houston, TX, February, 1982). Appendix C (two pages) may not reproduce clearly.