ERIC Number: ED381488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Residency Program as Part of Teacher Licensure. A Report in Accordance with Minnesota Statutes. 1993 Supplement. Section 125.230, SUBD. 7.(b).
Minnesota State Board of Teaching, St. Paul.
In 1993, the Minnesota state legislature established a Teacher Residency Program, and it directed the Minnesota Board of Teaching to report to the education committees of the legislature on developing a residency program as part of teacher licensure. The residency program proposed in this report is one of three components of a restructured teacher licensure program, which includes: teacher preparation in an approved teacher education institution; supervised residency in a professional development school, and multiple assessments of teaching knowledge and skills. The one-year residency is a transition for the beginning teacher who has completed preservice preparation but is not yet licensed to teach without supervision. The residency will differ from current beginning teacher programs in several ways. This report addresses a number of issues related to implementation of a residency program, including: finance, equity, curriculum, employment issues, ratio of residents to professional development schools (PDSs), and impact on teachers licensed in other states. A timeline is proposed, which projects full implementation of the restructured licensure system by 2001. In addition to a historical background on the residency program, the report includes two appendices: "Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement" and "Recommendations of Internship Task Force to Minnesota Board of Teaching Regarding Standards for Internship Programs." (Contains 22 references.) (IAH)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, School Restructuring, State Legislation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Board of Teaching, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Teacher Development