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ERIC Number: ED107607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Actions Taken by State Departments of Education in Developing CBTE Certification Systems.
Pitman, John C.
This study reviews actions taken by state departments of education relative to competency-based teacher education/certification (CBTE/C) in terms of variables indicating degree of commitment of the concept. Variables discussed are (a) formal or informal study, (b) support for pilot activities, (c) utilization of an approved-program approach for teacher education program accreditation, (d) recent revisions of teacher education and certification standards and guidelines, (e) documents discussing CBTE/C, (f) development and approval of a state CBTE/C plan, and (g) existence of legislative mandate relating to CBTE/C. The following conclusions are presented: (a) all 50 states were engaged in formal or informal study of CBTE/C; (b) 48 states had pilot activities; (c) all states revising certification standards and guidelines chose an approved-program approach for accreditation; (d) only 20 states had developed a CBTE/C plan; and (e) only 12 states had mandated legislation. Future projections include (a) less emphasis on preservice programs, (b) more application of CBTE/C to inservice education and recertification approaches, (c) partial use of CBTE/C models in state plans, and (d) more classroom-teacher involvement in state program accreditation and certification processes. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1975)