ERIC Number: ED238590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of States' Teacher Policies. ECS Working Paper No. 2.
A state-by-state overview of activities related to teacher policies and 11 tables reflecting types of policies in the states are presented in this working paper. Table 1 shows that most states require teacher education students to complete specific programs or coursework and that many also require some demonstration of competence. Table 2 delineates standards for admitting students into teacher training programs. Types of training that lead to the award of a teaching certificate are shown in Table 3. Table 4 shows which states require education students to have classroom experience before they become student teachers and which require internships before certification. Table 5 lists the types of initial certificates that states award and enumerates requirements for renewing certificates. Table 6 provides information for obtaining advanced certificates. Table 7 indicates states' provisions for staff development and inservice education for teachers and administrators. Tables 8 through 11 provide information about programs designed to attract people toward teaching and keep them in the profession. Specifically, Table 8 reports student enrollment data and delineates fields in which teachers are in short supply, Table 9 discusses undergraduate scholarship or loan programs, Table 10 outlines incentives for college graduates to acquire additional training, and Table 11 covers incentives to improve the skills of teachers and increase the attractiveness of the teaching profession. (RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Incentives, Inservice Teacher Education, Scholarship Funds, Staff Development, State Programs, State Standards, State Surveys, Student Loan Programs, Student Teaching, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand
Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Governance Center.