ERIC Number: ED092789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec-3
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A New Concept in Vocational-Technical Education: The Associate Degree.
Glenn, John W., Jr.
A 2-year associate degree teacher preparation program is described. It is intended that it will meet current and future preservice vocational-technical teacher education demands resulting from expanded Federal and State legislation to increase vocational-technical education offerings in grades 9-12 in the State of Tennessee. The program is designed to permit both the preservice and inservice vocational-technical teachers to pursue their educational development at 2-year post secondary institutions that are within commuting distance of their residential communities. Each student would be individually evaluated for prior work, teaching, and educational experience and be given credit for these experiences. The curriculum consists of three major components totaling 112 to 128 quarter credit hours to fulfill the regional college accreditation association requirements. The components are: (1) vocational-technical specialty (48 quarter hours), (2) professional education courses (20-28 quarter hours), (3) related courses (44-52 hours). The 2-year associate degree program was implemented the spring of 1973 at the State Technical Institute at Memphis. (A short bibliography is included). (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee