ERIC Number: ED260030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of the Program Approval Process in Maryland. Summary and Analysis of On-Site Teacher Education Program Evaluations, 1971-1981.
Champion, Robby H.
A synthesis and analysis is presented of the on-site evaluations completed on teacher education programs in Maryland over the past decade from 1971-1981. The nationally recognized standards developed by the National Association for State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) are the criteria used to examine teacher education programs. Teams of peer professionals conduct on-site program reviews which are coordinated by the Teacher Education and Certification Branch. Prior to the visit, institutions must undertake a thorough self-study of their programs using the NASDTEC Standards as the "yardstick." Data on the programs collected by the teams determine whether or not the Standards have been met. Full approval allows program graduates to have the benefits of completing a state-approved program which is approved for a full five-year period. Programs that have not fully met the Standards must be revisited within the time specified in the conditional approval. Consultant services are available to colleges as they work to meet all of the NASDTEC Standards and develop their their teacher education programs. Major trends in the findings of the first and second cycle on-site evaluations are summarized. The report concludes with perceptions of teacher educators on the approval process including major impacts and changes in Maryland teacher education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland