ERIC Number: ED275642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Initial Teacher Preparation in Washington.
Bull, Barry L.
The Council for Postsecondary Education conducted this study of initial teacher preparation programs in the State of Washington in order to provide a solid factual basis for assessing those programs and the wide variety of recommendations about them that have been made recently. While, on the whole, the Council's study has shown the state's initial teacher preparation to be in relatively good order, some specific concerns have emerged from this study. Findings and policy recommendations are presented relating to the following topics: (1) admissions and exit requirements for teacher preparation programs; (2) minority students; (3) majors for elementary certification; (4) subject matter for secondary teachers; (5) extended field work and 5-year programs; (6) the current state certification system; (7) teacher preparation program approval; (8) characteristics of first teacher certificate completers; and (9) changes in certification standards. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.