ERIC Number: ED054064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Proposal of a New Program of Teacher Education from Metropolitan State College for Participation in the Colorado Model State Program of the Four State Project.
Metropolitan State Coll., Denver, CO.
This teacher education program is intended for implementation at the elementary level and should have an immediate impact on the target areas through tutoring services, teaching aides, resource personnel, and other services. It is based on the assumption that teachers can be educated in liberal arts, develop reasonable in-depth knowledge of a teaching field, and prepare for beginning work as a teacher during four years of college. The program calls for the selection by a recruitment committee of 120 students with a high potential for elementary teaching and who are representative of minority groups. Financial support of $75.00 a month is available for each student. The program involves four related components: 1) general education, 2) specialized education in one or more recognized academic disciplines or teaching fields, 3) professional education in the requisite knowledge and skills of teaching, and 4) laboratory and field experiences. Each of these components is described in some detail. The first step in the implementation of the program will be curriculum building which should be undertaken by the college teachers who will do the teaching. It is recommended that this new program be organized as a pilot project and be carried on over a period of 5 years to test the various phases, make indicated changes, and evaluate the program as a whole. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Metropolitan State Coll., Denver, CO.