ERIC Number: ED438930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. for Early Childhood.; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Detroit, MI.
Noting that the quality of services provided to young children and their families depends on the quality, consistency, and accessibility of professional preparation programs in early childhood, this book articulates the early childhood field's agreed-upon standards for the preparation of early childhood professionals. Section 1 of the book provides guidelines for program planners and evaluators by delineating the outcomes of early childhood preparation programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and advanced levels. These guidelines for the content of early childhood preparation programs were developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and endorsed by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) and the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC/CEC). This section also includes directions for institutions that are preparing a folio for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for which they are also seeking NAEYC approval. Section 2 addresses professional preparation of early childhood special educators. These guidelines were developed by DEC and were endorsed by NAEYC and ATE. Guidelines in Sections 1 and 2 describe outcomes of early childhood education and early childhood special education professional preparation programs and initial licensure of teachers. Section 3 describes standards required for certification of accomplished teachers by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. These three sets of guidelines frame the content for an articulated system of early childhood professional development. (KB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Guides, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Masters Degrees, Preschool Teachers, Special Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. for Early Childhood.; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Detroit, MI.