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ERIC Number: ED085359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 78
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A Three-Part, Flexible, Individualized Teacher-Education Program.
Minnesota Univ., Duluth.
In the absence of outside funding, the University of Minnesota, with the cooperation of public and private school educators and lay citizens of the area, began to develop on its own individualized, competency-based programs that would serve both preservice and in-service teachers. These efforts resulted in the development of the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) for preservice teachers, a new Master of Education degree, and an "Academic Fair" summer program for in-service teachers. STEP is a five-phase, competency-based, individualized program which features early and continuous contact with secondary school classrooms and students, individualized learning packages called "seedpacs," continuous assessment and monitoring, and a variety of teaching/learning methods. The new Master of Education degree program deals specifically with the continuing educational needs of practicing teachers and the in-service needs of school districts. It, too, is an individualized program in which credit is earned by performance, not by time served. The "Academic Fair" summer program features scheduling that is truly flexible: independent study, small groups, meetings scheduled once or twice a week, classes that meet all day, and classes that never meet. (This document contains a summary, case study, and appendixes with supplementary material for each of the three parts of the program.) (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Duluth.