ERIC Number: ED027392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-1
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Cooperative Education Programs for Prospective Vocational-Technical Education Teachers (COPE). First Annual Report.
Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.
This program was initiated in 1967 to provide an alternate source of teachers for vocational education. It gives high school graduates, primarily from vocational and industrial arts education programs, as well as technical institute graduates, an opportunity to combine a cooperative work experience in their chosen trade or occupation with an approved academic program. Upon completion of the prescribed program, individuals will receive appropriate teacher certification and will have earned the bachelor of science degree. The cooperative aspect of the offering and the formal university program are compatible in that university college courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, leaving the student ample time to work in industry. The student is required to accrue a minimum of 5,000 hours of approved work experience under supervision of a coordinator. Time spent learning the trade in either the high school or technical institute programs would be counted toward the 5,000 hours experience requirement. Upon completion of the minimum experience requirement, the student is required to pass an occupational competency examination. Details on recruitment, public relations, the students, entry requirements, coursework and recommendations are included. (CH)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.