ERIC Number: ED078142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis and Synthesis of State Certification Requirements for Teachers of Secondary Trades and Industries and Post Secondary Trades and Technical Programs.
Ramp, Wayne S.; Reeder, Ronald C.
To meet the increasing demand for teachers in vocational programs, most states have adopted requirements for certification different from that of teachers of academic subjects. What these qualifications are and how much they vary from state to state is information of much concern to vocational educators. This study sought to identify the differences and similarities in trade and industrial education certification requirements at the secondary and post-secondary level in all of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Questionnaires were used to obtain the data. Findings revealed that: (1) At both educational levels, the emphasis was upon work experience rather than formal education for the beginning teacher. While some states required some formal education, many required little or no professional teacher training, (2) Post-secondary teacher qualification was patterned after requirements for secondary teachers in most states; however, in post-secondary technical programs, technical knowledge took precedence over years of job experience in many states. Teacher qualification requirements at the post-secondary level were generally less specific than secondary requirements, possibly to allow more latitude in teacher recruitment and preparation. (Author/SN)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Technical and Industrial Education.