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ERIC Number: ED141842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
SSCA (Southern Speech Communication Association) Guidelines for Secondary Teacher Certification.
Anderson, Mary Eleanor; And Others
Because of the continuing disparity of standards for secondary teachers of speech and theater, the Southern Speech Communication Association (SSCA) is attempting to establish minimum professional standards throughout the states it serves. This document, prepared by a committee of the SSCA, sets forth the need for certification as a method for setting minimum standards of admission into the teaching profession, for regulating and enforcing those standards, for serving the public as a guide to the professional qualifications of the individual, for specifying means and conditions for attainment of both initial and renewed certification, and for allowing the profession, the institution, and the state to attest to each individual's employability. The committee outlines its reasons for opposing competency-based teacher education as the mandatory mode of certification and presents arguments in favor of certification of speech teachers based upon total course hours and specific courses taken. The document lists recommended minimum course-hour requirements; it then lists acceptable courses for three areas of oral communication: speech, theater, and mass communication. (GW)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Study prepared at Mississippi State University