ERIC Number: ED040953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The MTES Teacher Education Program.
Syracuse Univ., NY.
The Mid-Career Teacher Education Study (MTES), funded by the New York State Department of Education to find ways of alleviating the teacher shortage, has developed an elementary teacher education program called Mid-Career Training for Partnership Teaching (MTPT), which recruits college educated housewives who want to help children participate in their own education. The program is planned for five semesters, at one-half time or nine college units per semester. At the end of the second semester students begin to take paid partnership and other part-time teaching positions when each student is ready and when positions become available in cooperating schools. Professional training consists of self-directed learning experiences aimed at the achievement of a behaviorally defined goal stated in a "goals paper" written before entry into the program. Students organize their learning experiences in weekly conferences with the program director, who has the authority and resources necessary to provide these experiences. Teachers receive New York State certification upon completion of the program. Future plans include a 30-minute documentary on the program to be ready in September 1970, an extensive evaluation of the program and its graduates, and the possible development of an MTPT school, using personnel already trained in the program. (RT)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.