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ERIC Number: ED058216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 182
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A Study of the Certification Requirements of Teachers of Theatre Art in the Secondary Schools of the United States.
Cropp, David Fred
This study was conducted to determine: (1) the purposes of teacher certification, (2) the trends of teacher certification, (3) if the current certification requirements for teachers of theatre art at the secondary school level are suitable for minimally qualifying the first-year teacher, and (4) what modifications, if any, ought to be made in the current standards of certification. Literature in the field of certification was examined to meet objectives #1 and #2. Objectives #3 and #4 were met via a survey of 75 persons identified as specialists in theatre art education at the secondary school level. Two purposes for certification were found: (1) The process provides a means of improving teacher education; and (2) It protects the education profession by legally preventing the employment of persons who do not meet the standards. Two trends in certification standards emerged: (1) the recognition by a national professional association of the effectiveness in the improvement of teacher education by establishing a close working-relationship with responsible representatives from various subject-fields, and (2) the national recognition of theatre arts as a valuable area of study at the secondary level. A suitable standard in the general education requirement category was found to be 40-50 semester hours; in the professional education requirement category, it was 10-20 hours; in the subject-field category, the requirement was 40-50 semester hours. These requirements are the minimum for certification. (Author/CK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas