ERIC Number: ED037423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Recommended Standards for Teacher Education. The Accreditation of Basic and Advanced Preparation Programs for Professional School Personnel.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
These recommended standards for teacher education are the result of a 3-year study conducted by the Evaluative Criteria Study Committee of AACTE in response to its mandate from the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The recommendations are presented in two major sections, one concerned with standards for basic teacher education programs (programs for the initial preparation of teachers through the fifth-year level, including M.A.T. programs) and one concerned with advanced programs (post-baccalaureate programs for the advanced preparation of teachers and the preparation of other professional school personnel). Standards relevant to each of these two program levels are further classified according to the following categories: (1) curriculums, (2) faculty, (3) students, (4) resources and facilities, and (5) evaluation, program review, and planning. Each standard is defined in a one-sentence statement which is accompanied by a general explanation and by specific questions intended to aid interpretation and application of the standards. The introduction to the booklet presents background information related to NCATE and to the purposes and process of accreditation. Emphasis is placed on the attempt which has been made to maintain flexibility and "to develop standards which encourage individuality, imagination, and innovation in institutional planning." (JES)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Programs, Cooperative Planning, Program Evaluation, Standards, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educator Education
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: These standards have been approved by NCATE, effective for all institutions seeking accreditation or reaccreditation by NCATE during 1971-1972 school year