ERIC Number: ED261988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Initial Certification Program.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The North Carolina Quality Assurance Program extended the preparation of teachers to a period of six years and changed the certification procedures for educational personnel. Four years of formal study are required at the preservice level in an approved program. The program leading to the initial certificate includes completion of the bachelor's or other prerequisite degree and an institutional recommendation. The recommendation must include approval of those departments or areas in which the candidate is to be certified, approval of the administrative head of the teacher education unit, and approval of the cooperating teacher or appropriate public school personnel who supervised the candidate's student teaching or internship. The extension of professional preparation includes an initial two-year period of support and assessment called the Initial Certification Program. Continued training and supervision occurs while the candidate is employed in a North Carolina school system. Each local education agency must collaborate with neighboring institutions of higher education to assure the establishment of a support and performance review system for initially certified personnel. This booklet provides guidelines for implementing and evaluating the Initial Certification Program. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.