ERIC Number: ED232404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of an Undergraduate and Graduate (Master's) Program in Special Education.
Sixty supervisors, 44 graduates of the undergraduate program and 47 master's program graduates, completed questionnaires to evaluate the special education program at Memphis State University. In addition, 26 supervisors and 70 graduates were interviewed. Results revealed that 10 program components were found to be very important or essential for special educators by all participants. The preparation that students received from the program was rated as "better than adequate" to "good." Primary strengths of the preparation were in assessment techniques, behavior and classroom management methods, and knowledge of characteristics of exceptional learners. Relative weaknesses were in interactions with families, teachers, and administrators and in use of community resources. No differences were found in the ratings by supervisors and graduates of either the undergraduate or graduate program. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Mid-South Education Convention (New Orleans, LA, November, 1982).