ERIC Number: ED266126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Recent Changes in Teacher Education Programs. Higher Education Panel Report Number 67.
Holmstrom, Engin Inel
This report describes changes that have taken place between 1980-81 and 1984-85 affecting admission/graduation requirements and recruitment efforts in teacher education programs. Specifically the survey requested information on: (1) specific requirements for admittance into teacher preparation programs; (2) changes in credit hour requirements over the last five academic years; and (3) teacher recruitment efforts. Findings are discussed and listed in tabular form. Highlights include: (1) A majority of the nation's schools, colleges and departments of education (SCDEs) do not accept freshmen into their programs; (2) Most have minimum grade point average requirements in general studies for entering students; (3) The average number of credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree in education is about 127 hours and relatively constant in all institutions; (4) Education courses constitute about one-third of all credit hours required for graduation for elementary programs and just over one-fifth of those from secondary programs; (5) Virtually all programs require their students to have teaching practica before graduation; and (6) About two-fifths of the SCDEs have minimum grade requirements for completing general studies in English as part of their admission procedure. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.