ERIC Number: ED100797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
In the Preparation and Practice of Professionals for Elementary and Secondary Education: Unit 2.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
After a brief introduction to and description of education personnel preparation certification and employment in New York State, the Board of Regents' goal for teacher education is stated as the establishment of a system of certification by which the state can assure the public that professional personnel in the schools possess and maintain demonstrated competence to enable children to learn. To implement the needed reform, the regents sanctioned 12 pilot programs in 1971. These projects are expected to mature and serve as resources for the development of a more complete reform of teacher preparation and practice. Accreditation of teacher preparation programs will be a two-step process--initial approval and registration. Initial approval will be based on the design of the program demonstrable teaching competencies. Registration will be based on the ability of the program to give evidence that graduates can demonstrate competencies necessary for effective teaching. Certification procedures will be reformed to expand the opportunities for meeting permanent certification requirements, to base issuance on the demonstration of competency, and to include periodic testing of competency for the maintenance of certification. It is expected that by 1980 facilities and programs for the continuing education of school personnel will be available throughout the state. The appendix contains a time line for the reform of teacher education in New York State. (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.