ERIC Number: ED475774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Using National Board Standards To Redesign Master's Degrees for Teachers: A Guide for Institutions of Higher Education.
Isenberg, Joan Packer
This monograph is designed assist to teacher preparation institutions that want to use standards of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) to help teachers prepare for their National Board Certification process and simultaneously improve their advanced programs for teachers. Part 1, "Rationale for Using NBPTS Standards as a Framework to Redesign Master's Degree Programs," synthesizes the literature in which institutions of higher education can ground their standards-based program development. Part 2, "Common Questions about Using NBPTS Standards as a Framework for Redesigning Master's Degree Programs," lists five common questions repeatedly asked by faculty about using NBPTS standards as a framework (e.g., How does an institutions of higher education begin this process? and What strategies can be used to involve Education and Arts and Sciences faculty in the redesign process?). It draws upon the literature and the practical experience of faculty who are deeply immersed in the redesign of their degree programs and provides insights into lessons learned. Part 3, "Resources," lists references and other resources for faculty to use as they engage in the redesign process. (Contains 61 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, National Standards, Program Development, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Office, 1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 800-22TEACH (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nbpts.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
Note: Foreword by Boyce C. Williams.