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ERIC Number: ED189093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-30
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Off-Campus Programs Leading to Permanent Teacher Certification. Inservice Vs. University Credit--What Are the Issues?
Loheyde, Katherine Jones
Teacher certification may depend on 30 credits of collegiate work beyond the baccalaureate degree or the receipt of a Master's degree. Some state education departments, however, are accepting "inservice" credit in lieu of academic credit. "Inservice" training consists of workshops, courses, or programs designed to improve the quality of public education and is usually offered for no credit. The amassing of inservice, nonacademic credits to meet certification requirements is creating two systems with substantial differences in quality. Colleges and universities are faced with the need to offer varied innovative programs for academic credit in off-campus settings. In planning these programs, college officials should consider: 1) state cooperation for transferring of credits for a degree or certification; 2) time, travel, and expense (convenience) factors for teacher attendance and participation; and 3) quality of staff, enrollees, and courses. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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