ERIC Number: ED326494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: 0
University/Public School Collaboration in an Alternative Certification Model.
Littleton, Mark; And Others
The Tarleton State University Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE) was developed to expedite the certification of persons already holding a bachelor's degree and to help meet specific staffing needs of school districts in the Tarleton service area. Collaboration between the university and the school district occurs during both the screening and training of participants. Academic screening is conducted by the university; the school district screens through interviews. Prior to beginning the internship, applicants spend 6 to 12 weeks of the summer in an intense professional development program on the university campus. Teaching experience is provided in a 3-week laboratory school. The internship is jointly supervised by the university and the sponsoring school district. A key feature of the internship is the use of mentors for the participants. The university supervisor serves as the liaison between the intern and the school district. TMATE interns are also required to attend a monthly seminar on the Tarleton campus. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tarleton State University TX; Texas
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (San Antonio, TX, November 1989). For more information, see SP 032 714.