ERIC Number: ED102115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Southwest Elementary Teacher Education Program.
Bechtol, William M.
In 1970 Southwest Minnesota State College was new and was developing a model teacher education program. In an attempt to respond to the question, "What does a teacher need to be able to do? the education division staff found that teacher education must be competency based, field centered, individualized, and systematically designed. In organizing the curriculum, the staff decided that the teacher needed competencies in: (a) specifying educational objectives which reflect issues relevant to education and to living in our modern-day democracy; (b) determining conditions of the learner in relation to the specified objectives; (c) selecting, preparing, and using appropriate materials, activities, and reinforcements for the learner; (d) organizing and managing the variety of learning environments which promote individualized instruction; and (e) evaluating students to determine if mastery of the educational objectives has been achieved. The teacher curriculum is organized into competency packages which, together with large- and small-group instruction, and field experiences, constitute the learning blocks in which the student enrolls. After completing the learning blocks (which include one afternoon a week as a teaching assistant in the public schools), the student may apply for student teaching. A student's graduation and certification are dependent on demonstrated teaching competencies. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest State Univ., Marshall, Minn.