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ERIC Number: ED464079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 13
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Preparing Middle School Teachers: Using Collaborative Middle School Field Experiences.
Ramey, Linda K.
Wright State University, Ohio, has developed an undergraduate degree in Middle Childhood Education with extensive content preparation and initial field experiences. Participants complete an undergraduate program in two specialized areas accompanied by 15 hours of teacher education professional coursework and field experiences in urban and suburban practicums. Students move on to a post-baccalaureate program that fully immerses them in middle school environments and provides them with licensure. Teachers are prepared to vary teaching and learning experiences as appropriate and use assessment and evaluation strategies that promote young adolescents' learning. The program educates future middle school teachers about the philosophical underpinnings and places them in middle schools exemplifying these principles. The program begins during the summer with four academic courses on campus and one field experience. Interns start the fall term in classrooms where they will spend the academic year. University classes begin the third week. Some classes are held within the public schools. Interns are rotated through specials classes and through all K-12 grade levels. Throughout the year, they teach every day, and during the summer, they complete their electronic PRAXIS portfolio. The master's degree is awarded after successful execution of an inquiry project and demonstration of successful classroom teaching. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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