ERIC Number: ED309150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extended Elementary Teacher Education Program.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
A report is given on the Extended Elementary Teacher Education Program (EETEP), a five-year alternative to the regular four-year elementary program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The purpose is to prepare elementary teachers who exhibit higher levels of teaching performance than coteachers prepared in the regular program. Primary components of the program are: (1) early and continuing field experiences that are integrated with the didactic portion of the program; (2) a liberal arts emphasis that requires both an increased general education requirement and a non-elementary education "major area" or two non-education "minor areas"; (3) an emphasis on the research knowledge base, begun in the foundation course, that bridges between early courses and is continued throughout the methods courses, internship, and subsequent seminars; (4) two semester blocks of methods courses closely relating didactic course work and field experiences; and (5) an internship followed by a teacher educator field experience with an accompanying seminar. The report includes a description of the project and its evolution, an assessment of program outcomes, and a practice profile. The appendices include course outlines for human technologies in teaching; teaching language and literature; and teaching mathematics, natural, and social sciences. Also included are EETEP interviews with students, faculty, and administrators; a description of the use of journals by EETEP students; and an analysis of policies effecting the development of new programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.