ERIC Number: ED436225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
California's Associate Degree Programs for Preparing Licensed Teacher Assistants. A Report to the Legislature in Response to Senate Bill 156 (Chapter 1345, Statutes of 1998).
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Senate Bill 156 of 1989 established the "Teacher Assistant, Associate of Arts" degree program in the California Education Code as a new offering of the California Community Colleges. It funded the creation of the program by two community colleges in different regions of the State, and it directed the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to examine students who earn the degree for licensure as teacher assistants. It also called on the Postsecondary Education Commission to evaluate the outcomes of the program and to make recommendations, as appropriate, to the Governor, Legislature, and other agencies. This report responds to that request by describing the programs established by the two selected colleges, Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar and Shasta College in Redding, and evaluating them from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective, despite the fact that much of the information needed for a thorough program evaluation is not available (Part Three). Part Two of this report discusses the origins and implementation of the two programs. The report also discusses the challenges facing the two programs and presents seven conclusions and recommendations for their improvement (Part One). Appended are the Senate Bill 156 of 1989 and Education Code Sections 45350-45358. Contains 11 references. (VWC)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Community Colleges, Credentials, Degrees (Academic), Educational Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Special Degree Programs, State Colleges, State Programs, Teacher Aides, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.