ERIC Number: ED395917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education Students in Minnesota. Annual Report, July 1, 1993-June 30, 1994.
Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
This report presents the results of the seventh and final year of data collection on the characteristics of teacher education students in Minnesota. Twenty-two of Minnesota's 27 approved teacher education institutions provided information on program applicants between July 1, 1993 and June 30, 1994, with 21 institutions providing information on students completing licensure programs. Of the 2,910 applicants reported, 2,639 (91 percent) were accepted into teacher education programs. Seventy percent of admitted applicants were women; 86 percent were Minnesota residents. Only 95, or 3.6 percent, of the 2,639 new students and 53, or 2.6 percent of 2,006 graduates were members of racial minorities and ethnic groups. Fifty-nine percent of entering students were age 22 or older, 14 percent were 30 or older; 18 percent had earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree prior to admission. Over half of the incoming students preferred to teach in suburban schools; 43 percent were attracted to rural schools; and 11 percent preferred to teach in a major city with a population of over 500,000. Data on entering grade point averages and on self-reported high school rank were available on 85 percent of newly admitted students. The data revealed that 33 percent of these students said they had graduated in the top quarter of their class and 72 percent in the top half; and virtually all admitted students with reported grades had grade point averages (GPAs) above 2.5 at the time of application, and 22 percent had GPAs of 3.5 or better. Information on 72 percent of teacher education graduates indicated that 38 percent of those with reported grades had a GPA of 3.5 or better and less than one percent had GPAs below 2.5. Study data are presented in tables, which comprise the bulk of the document. (ND)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs
Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, Suite 400, Capitol Square, 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Preservice Teachers