ERIC Number: ED124513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A National Survey of School Based Teacher Educator Credentialing Process. School Based Teacher Educators, Number 3.
Stell, Eugenia Ann; And Others
This study was conducted to determine the extensiveness and form of credentialing for those persons engaged in staff development. Questionnaires were mailed to the Director of Teacher Education and Certification at the State Department of Education in forty-nine states and the District of Columbia (Texas was not included). All of the questionnaires were returned. Four questions were posed in this study: (1) Does your state have any formal credentialing system for supervising teachers?; (2) Does your state have any credentialing for those who do staff development?; (3) Have there been any such programs in the past?; (4) Are there any plans to implement such a credentialing program in the near future?. Forty-four states reported no formal credentialing for supervision of student teachers. Six states required more than a teaching certificate. When asked if their state had any credentialing staff developers, forty seven of fifty states replied in the negative. Alabama, Delaware, and Oregon have a credentialing system for staff developers. Forty-seven states responded in the negative to the third question. Only Indiana, Kentucky, and Oregon identified past certification efforts. In response to the last question, forty-two states indicated there are no such plans. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., Texas. Teacher Center.