ERIC Number: ED346093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Teacher Certification in Texas.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This publication describes alternative teacher certification programs in Texas that train interns who are generally mature, mid-career individuals. The document is organized into seven sections: (1) "Alternative Certification in Texas" discusses the history and background of the programs including legislation, the first alternative teacher certification program, three models which emerged, collaboration, individual program components, and internal monitoring; (2) "Focus on the Interns" examines who these people are; (3) "The Role of the Division of Professional Development, Texas Education Agency" discusses the State Board of Education and alternative certification implementation, dissemination of information nationwide and internationally, program development, and monitoring for quality and compliance; (4) "Implications for Restructured Teacher Education" includes information on quality control, levels of supervision, site-based management, and cost effectiveness; (5) "New Directions for Alternative Certification in Texas" describes the Texas military initiative and an international initiative with Mexico; (6) "Texas Alternative Certification Association (TACA)" describes an organization (TACA) that provides support, helps disseminate information, and sponsors a national conference; and (7) "Alternative Teacher Certification in Texas Makes the News" offers quotes from politicians and educators. Four appendixes include: data highlights of alternative teacher certification programs in Texas 1991-92; approved alternative certification programs by education service center regions; economic report of President Bush; and a list of 1991-92 alternative certification programs and directors. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.