ERIC Number: ED319536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Trying a New Way: Innovative Teacher Certification Program for Teachers of Young Children--Duke University.
Mayesky, Mary E.
The Elementary Certification Program at Duke University, the first program to be approved under North Carolina's innovative alternative certification route, is a small but significant step toward the improvement of teacher education. This innovative program offers prospective early childhood teachers with liberal arts backgrounds an intensive field-based teacher preparation program. The program was designed and conducted in a collaborative effort between master teachers in a local school system and Duke's teacher preparation program. The program incorporates an intensive semester of internship in a model school setting. The internship is designed along the medical, or clinical, training model. Interns are given the opportunity to conduct research on a special topic of interest in collaboration with a professor of their choice. The program admits a maximum of 10 teachers a year. (Courses involved in the internship are listed in Figure 1.) (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (Anaheim, CA, November 10-13, 1989).