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ERIC Number: ED315387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Shared Experiential Preparation Program for Principals and Teachers at East Tennessee State University.
Blankenship, Cecil; And Others
A description is given of two experiential preparation programs at East Tennessee State University--the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and the Danforth Program for the Preparation of School Principals. The MAT program provides students with an avenue for obtaining teacher certification while concurrently earning a master's degree. The emphasis of the Danforth program is on experiential learning opportunities for prospective principals providing future administrators with hands-on experience in schools under the guidance of mentor principals while earning their master's degree. The strength of the two programs is that both are based upon cohort groups which allow participants to draw from experience of fellow students. The unique aspect of the programs is the willingness of students in both programs to participate in the shared experience. The students in the programs are interns at the same time, with the Danforth interns being replaced in their classrooms during released time by MAT interns. Descriptions are given of the types of MAT internships and the advantages and disadvantages of each internship format. The development of the Danforth program is described along with a discussion of its curriculum development and an initial participant evaluation. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A