ERIC Number: ED221526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Survey on Master Teachers.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
A survey was conducted to assemble information from the 50 state departments of education about existing policies on master teachers. Master teachers in this survey included those assigned to supervise student teachers as well as those who may have been chosen for outstanding performance. Items on the survey were: (1) state policies on selecting supervising teachers; (2) state policies on recognition of outstanding teachers; (3) state policies on extra pay for supervising teachers; (4) state policies on extra pay for outstanding performance; (5) certification requirements for supervising teachers; and (6) inservice training of supervising teachers. Fifteen states responded that they have state policies or regulations about how student teacher supervisors are chosen. For the most part, these requirements were included in the state standards for the approval of teacher education programs. The most frequently mentioned requirement was that the supervising teacher be properly endorsed in the subject or area in which the student teacher is seeking certification. Three states have state policies on recognizing outstanding performance of teachers. One-fifth of the states indicated pay supplements to teachers who are assigned to supervise student teachers. No state had policies regarding extra compensation for outstanding teachers. Fifteen states answered that they do have state requirements as to training that must be completed for a teacher to serve as a supervisor of a student teacher. Responses to the survey are presented in tabular form (alphabetically by state), and additional explanatory notes on different items are included from states which expanded their comments. Specific provisions relating to selection and requirements of supervising teachers, as found in state standards for approval of teacher education programs, are also quoted. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.