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ERIC Number: ED310074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Collaborative, Alternative Teacher Certification Program.
Securro, Samuel, Jr.; And Others
In the summer of 1986, three institutions (West Virginia State College, West Virigina College of Graduate Studies, and West Virgina Institute of Technology) consorted to design an alternative teacher certification program to attract and retain a qualified pool of mathematics and science teachers. Known as the Field-Based Training Program (FBTP), it was piloted during the 1986/87 academic year to determine whether an alternative field-based delivery system could attract talented, "second career" adults into teaching, especially in those fields where shortages continuously exist. The major features of the FBTP included: (1) preliminary identification and screening of potential participants; (2) structured group interviews; (3) preassessment of cognitive professional knowledge base; (4) accelerated instruction block, including human development and learning, instructional strategies, classroom management, special education, and reading of content areas; (5) internship with observation and induction into teaching roles; (6) professional seminars; (7) orientation and clarification of program roles for mentors; and (8) program identification. Following completion of the pilot program, it was agreed that an accelerated field-based delivery system was needed as an option in West Virginia and the program should continue. This report describes the second year of the FBTP and related outcomes. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia