ERIC Number: ED322108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Non-Traditional Programs for Pre-Service and In-Service Education.
Warring, Douglas F.
This paper explains how the College of St. Thomas (CST) has created a new method of extending successful on-campus degree and teacher certificate programs to new sites more accessible to prospective students. The CST graduate degree model, begun in the 1970s and continued into the present, emphasizes learners working together in a cohort in a common sequence of courses. In the cohort model, CST is able to identify student needs in terms of course selection and focus for professional development. The administrators and faculty of CST are able to talk about the needs they can meet through established degree, certificate, or licensure programs. Because CST has a group of people committed for the duration of the program, it is possible to maintain a guaranteed cost of tuition and other fees. The program is designed so that students can maintain their current employment except during their term of student teaching and preclinical experiences. The CST model has been successfully implemented in California, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as in its home state of Minnesota. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (36th, July 1990).