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ERIC Number: ED307300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Status/Trends of Certification/Endorsement/Licensure of Business-Related Teachers in the United States.
Hedley, Martha
A survey of 50 secondary state officials and one district official with supervisory responsibility for business education was conducted to assess business-subject-related certification/endorsement practices. More specifically, the instrument was designed to determine the following: (1) the number of different types/titles of certification/endorsements issued for teaching business-related subjects; (2) the names/titles of each type of certificate/endorsement licensure for teachers of business-related subjects; (3) whether all states require all business-related teachers to have taken shorthand at the undergraduate level; and (4) grade levels at which business-related teachers are certified/endorsed/licensed to teach. Summary statistics derived from responses concerning 16 business-related subjects are provided for each question. Based on findings, it is recommended that: certifying units with only one type of certification should review their certification standards to meet the educational needs of the students and coincide with business curricula being taught; titles of endorsements should be stated to reflect the subjects that the business teacher can teach; certifying units should consider requiring undergraduate shorthand instruction only for those teachers who will instruct shorthand; and certifying units should consider entire grade range of kindergarten through grade 12/postsecondary, since an emphasis is being placed on elementary instruction in keyboarding and computer literacy. The survey instrument for state officials is appended. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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