ERIC Number: ED305244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-27
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate of Certification Program for Secondary Teachers: Texas A&M University. Practice Profile.
Denton, Jon J.
Documented shortages of secondary mathematics and science teachers have occurred for over a decade. Yet a program developed to enable individuals with academic preparation in mathematics and/or science to become teachers encountered difficulty in placing the students in paid teaching internships. Although benefits to school districts for participating in the program included salary savings and assistance with their teacher induction programs, not many districts have shown interest in participating in the program. This report contains the project data for this study. Information provided includes data for two sessions of the program, with six students completing each session. Student major, gender, date of degree, and teaching field is provided. Also given is university faculty information for the courses, mentors used, and collaborating schools. Program characteristics discussed include program content, instructional processes, features of the collaboration with schools, and of work within the university, intended outcomes, and products. Implementation requirements are provided by cost, grants, time and training, equipment, and personnel. A summation of ideal, acceptable, and unacceptable organizational arrangements is given. (MVL)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Employment, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Instructional Research Lab.