ERIC Number: ED447114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Capacity of Teacher Preparation Programs in Maryland.
This study analyzes supply and demand aspects of the capacity issue in Maryland. Related to supply, it examines intended majors of college bound high school graduates, numbers of students who enroll in teacher preparation programs and how many additional students could be accommodated within current resources, numbers of certified teachers being produced, and anticipated number of teacher candidates expected in the next 2 years. Figures are presented by subject area and institution. Related to demand, the study examines numbers of new hires by Maryland school systems and sources from which they were recruited, certification areas with expected shortages, and numbers of new teachers by subject area who are expected to be needed by Maryland schools during the next 2 years. Statistical information was supplemented with interviews with heads of selected Maryland teacher preparation programs. Approximately 8 percent of Maryland's college-bound high school seniors have intended to major in education during the past several years; undergraduate and master's level graduate enrollment in Maryland's teacher preparation programs in 1999 totaled 11,650; the number of new teachers hired by Maryland public schools has nearly tripled in the past decade; and Maryland public schools estimate needing 8,742 new teachers in 2001-2002. (SM)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Preservice Teacher Education, Tables (Data), Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Web site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland