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ERIC Number: ED260039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Florida Master Teacher Program.
Wilson, Garfield W.
The Florida Master Teacher Program has added two new levels of certification for teachers: the associate master teacher and the master teacher. Only the associate master teacher level has meaning during 1984-85 since one must have been an associate master teacher for three years before becoming a master teacher. To become an associate master teacher, the applicant must meet certain eligibility criteria and earn a superior classroom performance evaluation and a superior score on a subject area examination, if one is available. Specific requirements of the program include four years of teaching experience and current full-time employment in a Florida school district. Applicants must score at or above the 75th percentile on both the subject area examination and performance evaluations. Six subject area specialty examinations of the National Teacher Examination are used. Performance evaluation is conducted by the applicant's building principal and one other certified observer. All performance observers are trained and certified in a measurement system that meets stringent criteria determined by the State Board of Education. Merit pay awards are given for both associate and master teacher certification. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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