ERIC Number: ED317493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Alternative Certification of Secondary Foreign Language, Mathematics and Science Teachers.
A description is given of two Georgia alternative certification institutes and academic year internships for secondary foreign language, mathematics, and science teacher-interns and mentors. One program, the Teacher Recruitment and Internship Project for Success (TRIPS), is an intern-mentor alternative certification program designed to attract academically talented foreign language, mathematics, and science teachers to work in the urban educational environment. TRIPS interns, after being hired by the Atlanta Public Schools, were involved in a year-long internship under the direction of a mentor teacher and a college professor. They received summer training in curriculum, methods, and clinical teaching. Mentors received specialized training in communication skills and conferencing, observation and analysis of teaching, and evaluation, as well as research on supervision. In the second program, qualified applicants receive an internship experience under a trained mentor teacher without going through a traditional teacher education program. Candidates must hold a degree from an accredited college or university, have an overall grade point average of 2.5, pass the Teacher Certification Test, and complete a 1-year supervised classroom internship in the candidate's teaching field. Training in certain aspects of pedagogy is also provided. (JD)
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