ERIC Number: ED362484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Joining Undergraduate Liberal Arts Colleges with a Graduate M.A.T. Program To Implement the Holmes and Carnegie Recommendations.
Winter, Stephen S.
This paper describes a combined B.A.-M.A.T. program, a project planned jointly by Kenyon College and Tufts University for the recruitment of outstanding liberal arts students who are interested in teaching careers. The program fulfills the requirements for teacher certification at the middle or secondary level in Massachusetts. The program offered an intensive in-school prepracticum experience joined with a seminar and a course in educational psychology in the summer between the junior and senior years. Students followed this with an independent study of the curriculum in their subject in two high schools during the senior year. They earned graduate credit for these courses. In the summer following graduation, the students did 150 hours of mentor-supervised student teaching and took another graduate course. They completed the requirements for the M.A.T. and certification through graduate courses in their academic subjects, additional courses in education, and a part-time paid internship. Part-tuition scholarships granted by Tufts University and internship earnings made the project financially attractive. The project produced an 18-page "Handbook for Mentors" to guide intern students and their mentors (copy attached). An executive summary is included and an appendix provides the 1989 and 1990 programs of study. (LL)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Extended Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Internship Programs, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Mentors, Middle Schools, Program Design, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Summer Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Interns, Teaching (Occupation), Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Identifiers: Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education; Kenyon College OH; Massachusetts; Preservice Teachers; Tufts University MA