ERIC Number: ED378389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-10
Vocational Teacher Education Baccalaureate Degree Requirements: A National Survey.
Rogers, George E.
A study examined trade and industrial (T&I) vocational teacher education baccalaureate degree requirements at colleges and universities across the country. Questionnaires were sent to all 26 institutions listed in the 1992 "Industrial Teacher Education Directory" as offering undergraduate degrees in vocational education, vocational teacher education, or vocational industrial education. Seventeen institutions responded (a 65.4% response rate). Not a single common course was required by all 17 institutions. Only 5 of the 20 courses mentioned on the questionnaire were required by more than 50% of the responding institutions: 14 (82.4%) required a teaching methods course, 13 (76.5%) required a curriculum development course, 11 (64.7%) required a special populations course, 9 (52.9%) required a measurement and evaluation course, and 9 (52.9%) required a laboratory planning and management. A comparison of the identified course offerings and U.S. Department of Education-recommended T&I teacher education competencies revealed that the programs surveyed are failing to address the area of program planning, development, and evaluation. It was recommended that vocational T&I teachers continue to examine closely the full range of courses taken by aspiring T&I teachers to ensure that changing secondary school curriculum needs are being met. (A list of the 17 responding institutions is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Degree Requirements, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Preservice Teacher Education, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Curriculum, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Dallas, TX, December 10, 1994).