ERIC Number: ED404514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec-6
A Revised Approach to the Professional Development and Licensure of Secondary T&I Teachers.
O'Reilly, Patrick A.; And Others
A new approach to the initial preparation and continuing professional development of trade and industrial (T&I) teachers is appropriate because the majority of secondary T&I teachers have not completed teacher education programs. To accommodate the needs of individuals desiring to become T&I teachers and the needs of the schools, the new system should incorporate these characteristics: both preservice and inservice teacher education in a field-based format; an instructional or modular approach to instruction; use of a trainer of trainers approach to delivery; formal system of mentoring; awarding of credit for demonstrated technical expertise; collaboration among selected colleges, community colleges, secondary vocational centers, and business and industry; pedagogical and technical skills as required components of teacher preparation; and multiple levels of licensure and add-on endorsements. Attention should be given to the initial needs of three groups who are preparing or are T&I teachers: graduates of approved teacher education programs; graduates of appropriate content areas; and nondegreed technicians, practitioners, and specialists. Proposed changes to licensure/endorsement are as follows: three levels of licensure (probationary, professional, and master); two levels of endorsements (general cluster and technical speciality); and add-on endorsements. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 6, 1996).