ERIC Number: ED104102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Program Analysis: Term I.
Blumberg, Allen; And Others
Described are program components and results of program evaluation of the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies' graduate program offering Masters' Degrees in mental retardation, specific learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders. Stressed is the program's design to incorporate philosophical changes such as noncategorial approaches to education of the handicapped. Included are syllabi for the required courses, an outline of West Virginia certification requirements and Master's degree requirements, lists of approved electives, review of expected trends in special education teacher preparation such as emphasis on competency-based instruction, and a summary of other requirements such as residence. Aspects of faculty governance and departmental organization are reviewed. Provided are a chart giving educational statistics for the current faculty, faculty resumes and a summary of faculty policies. Outlined are requirements for admission to and retention in the graduate program as well as guidelines for student supervision and participation in program development. Physical facilities serving the advanced programs such as the library and the special education instructional materials center are described. Also given are guidelines for student and program evaluation and forms such as a student teaching rating form. Results of a survey of both present and former students are seen to indicate such needs as greater exposure to the mentally retarded prior to the student teaching experience. (DB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Course Objectives, Educational Trends, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Graduate Study, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Coll. of Graduate Studies, Institute.