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ERIC Number: ED244926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Educating Teachers for Today and Tomorrow.
Swick, Kevin J.; And Others
A reform effort in the initial preparation of teachers has focused upon extended teacher education programs. Future teachers must know academic subject matter thoroughly, have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of human development and learning, and be able to apply their education and training effectively prior to becoming fully certified teachers. A teacher education program extending beyond four years has now been implemented at the University of South Carolina. The program includes expanded coverage of important content areas as well as more opportunities for students to acquire effective teaching strategies through directed field experience. This extended baccalaureate program includes certification tracks in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education. While a core of coursework and corresponding practica experiences is common to all programs, highly specialized professional training characterizes the certification program. Beyond the new extended baccalaureate are two additional levels of professional development: the master's degree in selected teaching areas and a proposed specialist degree in teaching. Linked to the two levels of degree study, and to specific school district and teacher development needs, are various professional education/training courses and inservice education workshops and institutes. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A