ERIC Number: ED045457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Preservice Preparation of College Biology Teachers: A Search for a Better Way.
Dean, Donald S.
Possible alternate methods of preparing college level biology teachers are explored and related conferences held by the Commission on Undergraduate Education in Biological Sciences described. Koen contributes some ideas for preparation programs and describes the University of Michigan College Teacher Training Program. Alternatives to the Ph.D. degree, including the Doctor of Arts, Candidate in Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, and the specialist degree are discussed. Results of a survey of 175 departments offering Ph.D. level programs indicate that most biology graduate students gain teaching experience as teaching assistants, with a faculty member supervising their teaching, but few receive formal teacher training. The requirements two- and four-year colleges have for their faculty are considered and a model co-operative internship program is described. Appendices contain descriptions of programs, institutes and seminars for training teaching assistants and lists of participants in the survey and conferences. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, College Faculty, College Science, Curriculum, Degree Requirements, Graduate Study, Program Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants
Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, 3900 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.