ERIC Number: ED360076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
National Middle School Association (NMSA) NCATE-Approved Curriculum Guidelines.
Tibbles, April; And Others
Prepared by the National Middle School Association (NMSA) and approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), this handbook presents curriculum guidelines and worksheets for undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs focusing on grades 5 through 9. Specifically, the guidelines are designed to assist in the preparation of curriculum folios as part of the accreditation process and to aid in the development or revision of middle-level programs. Following introductory materials, the first part of the handbook provides requirements for middle-level teacher training programs at four levels: a basic teacher education program, a master's degree program, a specialist's degree program, and a doctoral program. For each program, minimum standards and appropriate accreditation documentation are described for the following program components: (1) in-depth study of the developmental stage of early adolescence; (2) knowledge of middle-level philosophy, curriculum, and instruction; (3) content knowledge in at least one broad teaching field; and (4) field experience at the middle level. The second part of the handbook provides four sets of matrices for use in reporting compliance with NMSA guidelines for the basic through doctoral program levels. Matrices include a list of the minimum requirements described in the handbook and space to cite courses or experiences that fulfil the requirement. (AC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Matrices, Middle Schools, Minimum Competencies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications
National Middle School Association, 4807 Evanswood Drive, Columbus, OH 43229-6292 (single copy free to institutions; $5 each, plus shipping and handling to individuals).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.