ERIC Number: ED394904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education Program Review in the State University System of Florida, Part II.
This program review examines the Colleges of Education in three of Florida's nine State University System (SUS) universities, as a follow-up to Program Review, Part 1 (1992), which examined the other six universities. Institutions reviewed are: the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), University of West Florida (UWF), and Florida International University (FIU). This review assesses the strength and effectiveness of the colleges and their teacher preparation programs to evaluate the extent to which the colleges are meeting university-wide planning objectives and to develop recommendations and plans of action to strengthen teacher education and the Florida public schools. To ensure maximum efficiency of resources, costs, and time, the review was conducted jointly with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the State University System of Florida (SUS), and the Florida Department of Education (DOE). Part I (1992) offered 10 recommendations focusing on academic programs, teacher certification programs, master plan goals, and preparation for national accreditation. These recommendations are repeated, with an additional recommendation concerning the establishment of a strong financial support base for the clinical training component of the teacher preparation programs. Institutional reports for the three institutions examined are included; these provide general findings and recommendations, followed by descriptions and concerns regarding resources, governance, curriculum, and relationship to the world of practice. Appendices contain the Master Plan and program goals, inventory of programs offered by SUS, information on undergraduate education majors for fall 1991, SUS financial information, and review schedules. (NAV)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Master Plans, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Schools of Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education Programs, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee. Board of Regents.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida International University; Florida A and M University; State University System of Florida; University of West Florida
Note: For Program Review, Part 1, see ED 355 200. For a related report, see SP 036 508.