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ERIC Number: ED456106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 18
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Preparing Middle School Teachers: What Does a Licensure Program Look Like?
Ramey, Linda K.
This paper describes the development of a middle childhood level (MCL) teacher preparation program under Ohio licensure requirements. Wright State University developed an undergraduate degree in Middle Childhood Education with extensive content preparation and middle school field experiences. After graduation, students enter a graduate program where they are fully immersed in middle school environments. The program is designed to prepare highly qualified middle grades educators skilled in promoting learning among young adolescents. The future MCL educators first complete the undergraduate program in two specialized areas (language arts, social studies, mathematics, and/or science) accompanied by 15 hours of teacher education professional coursework and field experiences in urban and suburban practicums in MCL school settings. Classes provide undergraduates with an introduction to the total ecology of schools with a focus on MCL education. The post-baccalaureate Professional Educators Program provides MCL educators with licensure. The program includes a year-long MCL internship during which interns develop knowledge, dispositions, and performances aligned with National Middle School Association and other appropriate learned society standards in addition to the four Pathwise/Praxis domains and 19 assessment criteria. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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