ERIC Number: ED394390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Peterson's Guide to Colleges for Careers in Teaching.
Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
This guide contains guidelines for evaluating a career in teaching and for selecting a college. The guide profiles undergraduate programs at approximately 1,250 institutions of higher education. The directory is divided into five main sections. The first section offers guidelines for evaluating a career in teaching. It includes a brief essay by a teaching professional and an overview of the field including employment opportunities, trends, and descriptions of sample entry- to mid-level jobs. The second section focuses on how to select a college with suggestions for exploring and evaluating college programs in teaching. It includes information on financial aid, the admission process for international students, and internships. The third section contains brief profiles of U.S. undergraduate institutions offering teaching programs. This section is organized alphabetically by school and includes institutional name, geographic location, general description of the college, majors offered, and admissions contact information. The fourth section is an alphabetical listing of the institutions profiled. Finally, a computer disk provides more in-depth profiles of the schools and their teaching programs. Additional information for each school is provided on the disk such as undergraduate and international student enrollment, expenses, financial aid availability, number of full-time and part-time faculty in the teaching program, and average in-the-field work experience of faculty. Users can search for programs on the disk by type of institution, geographic location, majors, and entrance difficulty. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Choice, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Study
Peterson's Guides, 202 Carnegie Center, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
Note: Includes a computer disk with expanded directory information for use on PC computers.