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ERIC Number: ED467196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 9
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Project TEACH: Creating a Pathway to a Teaching Career.
Clay, Keith; Gilliland, Christie; Heizer, Leslie; Kinholt, Steve; Reising, Pam
Project TEACH is a 2-year preservice teacher education program housed at the Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington, and linked with K-12 schools, community colleges, and university undergraduate programs. The program is designed to: (1) recruit more talented students into the teaching profession; (2) provide practical and diverse early field experiences; (3) strengthen math and science in elementary schools through content courses designed for future teachers; and (4) improve the preparation and retention of future teachers through activities, new courses, and a new career pathway. According to this paper, 40-49% of future teachers choose to begin their higher education at a community college. Community colleges are ideal grounds for recruiting a teaching force that reflects our increasingly diverse society. Project TEACH has developed the Associate Pre-Professional Degree (APP), a transferable associate's degree for future elementary teachers. Students can earn the Associate of Arts (AA) and the APP simultaneously. Project TEACH also offers Summer TEACH, a summer tutoring program for future elementary teachers; the Teachers of Tomorrow Club, which offers a wide range of campus clubs and activities; and inservice training, which offers training in mathematics and science to local teachers. Includes program curriculum. (Contains 14 notes and references.) (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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