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ERIC Number: ED399529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-14
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Unified Elementary Pilot Program.
Emond, Susie
A pilot program of teacher education was conceptualized in response to the increased diversity within the elementary classroom and a growing realization that evolving service delivery paradigms in the public schools suggest a need to examine how educators are being prepared for this environment. The College of Education and individual faculty members of the Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Departments of Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan have organized the Unified Elementary Pilot Program (UEPP) in conjunction with Bangor Central Elementary and the Bangor Township Schools. The program is "unified" in several ways: (1) the College of Education is "unified" with Bangor Township Schools in a partnership that permits and supports the pilot; (2) a unified instructional team consists of university teacher educators and classroom teachers; (3) methods courses are taught in integrated, semester-long blocks using thematic units; and (4) the knowledge/skills competencies unique to special education teacher preparation has been unified with course work and field experiences required throughout the elementary program. A cohort group of 25 students was selected from among those students admitted to the College of Education. The pilot program commenced during the Winter Semester 1995 and will be completed by the end of the Spring semester 1997. (A list of the competencies, skills, and knowledge needed to teach in the unified classroom; a list of variables and evaluation methods for the pilot program; and a list of program outcomes are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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