ERIC Number: ED405334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Educational Reform in Hard Times: Forging a Collaborative Partnership in Teacher Training.
Anderson, Brenda; Whitford, Ellen V.
Salisbury State University (Maryland) and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are offering a joint Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. The departments of education at these institutions have formed a collaborative MAT program as a response to the challenges of reform in the University of Maryland system. The 2 institutions are 12 miles apart; one is a historically Black institution and the other has been predominately White. The initiative for the collaborative program has led to shared resources, shared faculty, and shared course offerings. Instead of duplication of similar programs at adjoining campuses, the combining of resources has enabled both institutions to offer teacher training at the graduate level for several areas of certification with lower institutional costs. The institutions use the same admissions requirements and similar curriculum except for differences based on the area of specialization for the degree being sought. Much of the document consists of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions and a catalog description of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. (JLS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, State Colleges, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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