ERIC Number: ED455216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing the Recommended High School Program as the Minimum Graduation Requirement: A Study of the Need for Teachers.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas State Board for Educator Certification, Austin.
This report describes a recommended high school program which requires that students take specific courses for graduation, including credits in the core subject areas, in foreign languages, and in other areas. One relevant issue of concern is the availability of certified teachers in specific subject areas. The report focuses on: current course requirements and graduation plans; projected areas of most need; review of certification requirements; projected need for teachers in specific subject areas: Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data analysis; projected need for teachers in specific subject areas: Texas A&M survey; cost estimates; available and projected certified teachers; production, employment, and attrition; employed teachers who are uncertified; projected production needed; efforts to address shortages; Texas Beginning Educator Support System; distance learning and dual credit; other significant issues related to this study; and strategies to address teacher need. Nine appendixes present course requirements at the secondary level; Texas state graduation requirements; campuses not offering the recommended high school program, 1999-00; number of students completing the course, 1999-00; assumptions and related notes; related nonrequired courses; excerpt from Regional Teacher Supply and Demand Study, 1999-00; course completions through distance learning, PEIMS 1999-00; and course completions through dual credit, PEIMS 1999-00. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas State Board for Educator Certification, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas