ERIC Number: ED464081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education Follow-Up Study, 2002: A Summary of First and Second Year Teachers, and Their Employers with Respect to the State of Missouri MoSTEP Standards.
Zelazek, John R.; Williams, Wayne W.; McAdams, Charles; Palmer, Kyle
This report presents the fourteenth follow-up study by the Teacher Education Assessment Committee at Central Missouri State University, which publishes periodic assessments and evaluations of Central's teacher education programs by soliciting input from faculty, teacher candidates, graduates, and employers of graduates. Results find that 74 percent of Central's 2000-01 graduates secured full-time teaching positions within Missouri. Beginning teachers were employed in 171 of the state's 524 districts. Preservice and beginning teachers were predominantly female and white. Students rated their student teaching experience very high, consistent with previous years. The average salary for Central graduates was $26,351. Most beginning teachers planned on teaching 5 years or more. Teachers' top three areas of dissatisfaction with their current positions were salary/fringe benefits, support from parents and community, and opportunity for professional advancement. Beginning teachers considered their level of competence according to Missouri state standards strong. Seventy percent of principals hiring Central's graduates considered the teachers they hired well prepared, though they considered their competence less than strong. Alternative certification graduates considered themselves strong in all standards, though the principals who hired them considered them less strong in the standards. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri