ERIC Number: ED394905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education Program Reviews at University of North Florida, Florida State University, Florida Atlantic University, University of South Florida, March 1994-April 1995.
England, David A.
This report offers the review of four joint teacher education reviews conducted in the Florida State University System (SUS). Institutions reviewed are: University of North Florida (UNF), Florida State University (FSU), Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the University of South Florida (USF). Joint teams were composed of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners members, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) Unit Review Team members and DOE staff, and the Board of Regents (BOR) consultant and BOR staff. Teams reviewed written self-study materials and reports provided by each teacher preparation program and conducted a site visit to each institution. An initial report (1992) offered ten recommendations focusing on academic programs, teacher certification programs, master plan goals, and preparation for national accreditation. A second report (March 1994) offered an additional recommendation concerning the establishment of a strong financial support base for the clinical training component of the teacher preparation programs. The four reports in this presentation assess the strength and effectiveness of the four colleges and their teacher preparation programs, evaluate the extent to which the colleges are addressing systemwide issues in teacher education, determine the progress made on previous recommendations, and outline recommendations for improving the current teacher preparation programs. Appendices include the academic degree programs inventory, joint review teams personnel listing, and vita of the BOR consultant. (NAV)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Master Plans, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Schools of Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education Programs, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee. Board of Regents.
Identifiers - Location: Florida