ERIC Number: ED369763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Procedures for the Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
The Utah State Board of Education has established a system of evaluation of teacher education programs based on "program approval." The purpose of the standards is to evaluate all teacher education programs in the State of Utah on a 6-year cycle. This guide has been prepared to assist administrators and faculty at teacher education institutions to prepare for the evaluation, simplify the evaluation procedure, and assist the institution to upgrade programs of instruction in teacher education. A highlight of the process is the self-study procedure which allows the institution to examine and assess its teacher education program. This is followed by an on-site visit to the institution by a team of professional educators with subsequent recommendations and commendations. The guide is organized into five sections: (1) "General Procedures"; (2) "Self-Study Committees"; (3) "Use of Forms and Related Materials"; (4) "The On-Site Visit"; and (5) "Final Report and Follow-Up Activities." Appendixes provide samples of the following forms: enrollment data summary; program description; response to standards (self-study); response to standards (on-site team); program summaries (commendations, recommendations, and suggestions); institutional follow-up report; schedule of on-site visits; and an interim evaluation report. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Guidelines, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Program Validation, Schools of Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.