ERIC Number: ED098158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Description of a Flexible, Individualized Pre-Service, In-Service Teacher Education Program.
Plumb, Valworth R.; Ojala, Leonard N.
This document describes a three-part, flexible, individualized teacher education program which spans the preservice/inservice continuum. The first part, Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), is a five-phase program which features early and continuous contact with secondary school classrooms and students, individual learning packages called SEEDPACS, continuous assessment and monitoring, and a variety of teaching/learning methods including small-group activities, seminars, simulations, microteaching, and independent study. The second part of the program is a new Master of Education degree program that deals specifically with the continuing education needs of practicing teachers and the inservice needs of school districts. Credit is earned by performance, and no core of courses is required of all students. The third part is a new approach to summer school for teachers called Academic Fair. All courses offered by the Department of Secondary Education, University of Minnesota are available under 10 program categories. The course scheduling includes independent study, small groups, and other variations dictated by the needs of the students. More specific information regarding STEP and a program satisfaction questionnaire are appended. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Duluth. Dept. of Secondary Education.