ERIC Number: ED263061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Middle Level Teacher Certification--A National Assessment.
McEwin, C. Kenneth; Allen, Michael G.
A study sought to identify current practices and trends in middle level certification of teachers and other selected middle level personnel. Certification officers in all 50 state departments of education were surveyed to secure current certification regulations and related information during the 1984-85 academic year. It was found that 26 states now have some form of middle level teacher certification, and several states not having this certification were seriously considering implementing it. The most popular middle level certification patterns were grades 4 through 8, grades 5 through 9, and grades 5 through 8, accounting for 73 percent of all the patterns followed. Four states have special middle level certification requirements for middle level principals, while three states have certification requirements for middle level counselors and three states have such requirements for specialist teachers. It is concluded that the movement toward special middle level certification is an established trend with a widening base of support. (CB)
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