ERIC Number: ED440100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education Follow-Up Study, 2000: A Summary of First and Second Year Teachers, Graduate Students, and Their Employers with Respect to State and National Standards.
Zelazek, John R.; Williams, Wayne W.; McAdams, Charles; Palmer, Kyle
This report represents the 12th follow-up study by the Teacher Education Assessment Committee at Central Missouri State University (CMSU), Warrensburg. This year's surveys were distributed to preservice, first-year, and second-year teachers in Missouri, graduate students, alternative certification teachers, and employers (principals) of the school's graduates. Results indicated that 65 percent of CMSU's previous year's graduating class secured full-time teaching positions within Missouri as compared to 79 percent for the prior year. Teacher education graduates (first-year and second-year teachers only) were employed in 171 of Missouri's 525 districts. Students in Foundations of Education classes were predominantly female, white, and full-time. The average salary for graduates was $24,415. Most new teachers planned on teaching 5 or more years from the time they began teaching. First- and second-year teachers perceived their level of competence as strong. Most principals hiring CMSU graduates believed the teachers they hired were well-prepared and competent. Surveys of CMSU graduate students and their employers provide data on students' perceptions of their competence and their employers' perceptions of their competence. Data are presented for the attitudes of first- and second-year teachers and their principals, graduate students and their employers, and alternative certification teachers and their principals. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Students, Higher Education, National Standards, Preservice Teacher Education, Principals, State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills
Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093-5086. Tel: 660-543-8691; Fax: 660-543-4382.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg.