ERIC Number: ED337456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Policy in the States: A 50-State Survey of Legislative and Administrative Actions.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
This publication updates information from prior surveys of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the areas of: (1) standards (authorize measures of quality or competency that affect the teaching profession); (2) standards boards (any official state entity that may recommend or establish standards for program approval and for the issuance of licenses); (3) minority teacher recruitment (state-sponsored studies, proposals, legislation, or programs that address the problem of a decline in the number of minorities entering the teaching profession); (4) clinical/field experiences (student teaching or a similar activity); and (5) requirements for entry into and exit from teacher preparation programs. Regular and alternative preparation for licensure is described and options are organized into three categories: requirements for a regular license (those state standards that must be met to earn an initial or advanced teaching credential); emergency or shortage-driven credentials (the process by which a person who does not meet requirements for a regular license may be hired to fill a classroom vacancy when there is a shortage of qualified personnel); and nonshortage-driven alternative preparation for licensure (information on routes to be taken by nontraditional students that provide accelerated preparation for teaching). (LL)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, National Surveys, Preschool Education, Schools of Education, State Legislation, State Licensing Boards, State Programs, State Standards, Student Teaching, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-1186 ($20.00 for AACTE representatives, $25.00 for nonmembers, plus $2.00 for shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Educ; United States
Note: A product of the State Issues Clearinghouse. For the previous survey, see ED 329 549.