ERIC Number: ED108960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-10
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation of Secondary School Mathematics Teachers in Illinois - A Survey.
Coon, Lewis H.; And Others
For this survey of collegiate programs preparing students for certification as secondary school mathematics teachers, questionnaires were sent to the 53 Illinois institutions listed as having approved programs. Responses were received from 28 schools. The questionnaire was designed to yield information concerning criteria for admission to, and graduation in the programs; requirements and options in mathematics and mathematics education course work, field experience, and student teaching; and the responsibilities of mathematics and mathematics education faculty. The schools responding to the survey were quite varied in size, and in the numbers of mathematics education majors and minors among the student body. The required number of semester hours in mathematics (exclusive of methods) ranged from 25 to 40 with a mean of 32.29. In half these schools, the methods course was taught in the mathematics department. Student teaching requirements were quite varied, as were arrangements for supervision. Data on several other institutional variables are reported. Names of survey participants, a copy of the questionnaire, and descriptions of non-standard courses offered at some respondent schools are included as appendices. (SD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Curriculum, College Mathematics, Curriculum Evaluation, Degree Requirements, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Methods Courses, Questionnaires, Secondary School Teachers, State Surveys, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Tables (Data), Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Council on Mathematics Education.