ERIC Number: ED467986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education at the Community College: Partnership and Collaboration. ERIC Digest.
This digest examines the community college's role in helping to fill the current and projected shortage of public school teachers due to increases in the number of teachers retiring and students enrolling. Teacher shortages are most evident in both urban and rural school districts and in the fields of science, mathematics and technology. The digest advocates the recruitment of minority students who are interested in teaching. Minority educators are underrepresented in the teacher population and have been shown to be effective in responding to minority students' educational and social needs. Community colleges, with their large student population in general and minority student body in particular, have an important role in training future educators. Several types of teacher education programs have been established at these campuses, including 2+2 partnerships and baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs. The 2+2 programs provide a seamless transition between two- and four-year institutions for students committed to teacher education. In addition, post-baccalaureate programs offered through community colleges allow students who already have a bachelor's degree to obtain a teaching credential through online courses. (Contains 10 references.) (JCC)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, College Role, Community Colleges, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Public School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage, Two Year Colleges
ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges. University of California at Los Angeles, 3051 Moore Hall, P.O. Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524. Tel: 310-825-3931. For full text: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/ERIC/eric.html.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.