ERIC Number: ED218232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
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Certification: A State Obligation for Facilitating Student Learning.
Baker, William H.
Complex relationships among colleges of education, local school districts, and state departments of education are, in many cases, hindering the training of competent teachers. Each institution is responsible for some facet of preparing and certifying teachers; yet the responsibility is not seen as contributing to a shared goal, but rather as ends in themselves. A productive relationship between schools of education and the local school district is vital and can best be attained through leadership and assistance provided by state departments of education. Teacher evaluation on the job is also an important factor. A model for teacher education that addresses many of these issues includes: (1) completion of a 4-year program with general and methods courses; (2) certification contingent on employment and acceptance in a master's degree program; (3) satisfactory completion of a program jointly designed by the graduate school and the school district; and (4) a 3-year probationary period leading to a master's degree, tenure, and certification renewal. (FG)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, School Districts, Schools of Education, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
Not available separately; see SP 020 080.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Note: In its: Innovative Delivery Systems to Meet School Staffing Needs. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (53rd, Williamsburg, VA, June 23-25, 1981).