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ERIC Number: ED249187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring New Frontiers in Teacher Education: The Austin Teacher Program. "Over a Decade of Pioneering." An Exploration.
Freeman, Bill, Ed.; And Others
In the Austin College (Texas) Teacher Program, a five-year program of study is required before students obtain a teaching certificate and a master's degree. A liberal arts program is emphasized, and students are provided with a public school classroom teaching assignment as an intern or student teacher, for at least 4 to 5 months, at the graduate level. Students take three non-credit educational labs during their first 3 years. This lab work exposes them early and extensively to classroom teaching in order to help them decide if a teaching career is their vocation. Students are heavily involved in a field-based teacher education program that permits them to acquire the necessary skills to be a competent teacher. At the same time, they develop a close relationship with supervising teachers in their assigned schools. Public schools in the area are committed to assist the college to prepare high quality teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Coll., Sherman, TX.