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ERIC Number: ED081720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 10
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Teacher Education Centers: The CMTEC Centers.
Sentz, Erma I.; Perry, Floyd
Central Minnesota Teacher Education Council (CMTEC) Centers are public school districts under contract with CMTEC who designate "cluster buildings" that serve a minimum of 10 student teachers per quarter each. In all CMTEC Centers, emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for student teachers to teach under guidance in both major and minor fields, to demonstrate an understanding of the role of the professional teacher in school and community, and to perform effectively in this role. This means each student teacher is gradually inducted into the duties of the professional teacher through a series of continuous and meaningful experiences that vary according to the specific needs and talents of the individual. Student teachers live in the communities in which they are student teaching, devoting full time to their assignments for a minimum of one quarter. Supervising teachers are chosen on the basis of their past teaching performance, human relations skills, and demonstrated interest in teacher education. Courses in supervision are offered in the centers for graduate credit. In turn, the supervising teacher and student teacher are encouraged to function as a teaching team. (This document is a section from the soon-to-be-published book "Readings in Student Teaching.") (Authors/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Central Minnesota Teacher Education Council, St. Cloud.