ERIC Number: ED452192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education Follow-Up Study 2001: A Summary of First and Second Year Teachers, and their Employers with Respect to the State of Missouri Standards.
Zelazek, John R.; Williams, Wayne W.; McAdams, Charles; Palmer, Kyle
This report represents the thirteenth Follow-Up Study by the Teacher Education Assessment Committee (TEAC) at Central Missouri State University. TEAC is a centralized system of data collection and assessment that solicits input from Central's professional education faculty, preservice teachers, program graduates, employers of teachers prepared at Central, and students who completed graduate degrees in education. Surveys were distributed to 1,756 preservice teachers, first and second year teachers, alternative certification teachers, and employers of Central's graduates. A total of 1,086 were returned. Overall, 72 percent of Central's previous year's graduating class secured full-time teaching positions within Missouri. Beginning teachers were employed in 167 of 624 Missouri districts. Student teachers and students in Foundations of Education classes were predominantly female and white. Students gave their student teaching experiences very high ratings. The average salary for Central graduates (beginning teachers) was $24.997. Over 80 percent of beginning teachers planned on teaching 5 years from now. Beginning teachers considered their level of competence high. About 70 percent of principals hiring Central's graduates believed the teachers they hired were well-prepared and competent. Alternative certification graduates considered themselves strong in most of the state standards, and principals who employed them agreed. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Attitudes, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Principals, Secondary School Teachers, State Standards, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri