ERIC Number: ED383383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
PCC/UA Sequential Degree Pilot Program: Elementary Education with a Bilingual Endorsement. End of the First Year Report.
In fall 1994, a joint pilot project was initiated by Pima Community College and the University of Arizona to provide a sequential degree program in bilingual elementary teacher education. This report presents information on project elements and outcomes after the first year. An introduction provides background on the project's development; a description and map of the new Desert Vista campus; and information on the program's selective admissions process and marketing, outreach, and recruiting efforts. Next, data is provided on student progress, indicating that of the 26 students who began the program, 24 remained enrolled and that the median cumulative grade point average (GPA) was 3.36. Information is also provided on the student evaluation process, indicating that it includes written faculty observations, self-evaluation, and meetings with the dean of instruction at the end of each semester. Following a list of faculty and their educational areas, the academic program is described, highlighting the innovations of voluntary placement in local schools, the use of a "base" class to explore issues, and the implementation of math build up sessions. Finally, program support services related to instruction, counseling, and financial aid are described and data collection methods for tracking students in the program are reviewed. Appendixes include a sample program acceptance letter, tables of participants' GPA's, student evaluation forms, and the program curriculum. (KP)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Pilot Projects, Tables (Data), Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Desert Vista Campus.
Note: Color tables in Appendixes B-D and campus map may not copy adequately.