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ERIC Number: ED476835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Community College Roles in Teacher Education.
Townsend, Barbara K.; Ignash, Jan
This document examines the many roles of the community college in teacher education. The community college can play a crucial role in the response to expected teacher shortages. Many community colleges provide the first year or two of undergraduate courses for a bachelor's degree in teacher education. Some states do not allow community colleges to offer teacher education courses. Those that do, have various kinds of articulation agreements that support the community college role in the process. The 2+2 agreements can be problematic when the community college offers courses that are specialized and/or are considered required courses in the major. Some colleges offer an Associate Degree in Teacher Education. Maryland, motivated partly by the desire for greater systemic efficiency in transfer, is leading the way in developing such a degree. Four-year colleges that support this degree may reflect changes in their accreditation of four-year programs. Some community colleges are developing community college Baccalaureate in Teacher Education programs. Florida, Nevada, and Utah have passed legislation permitting certain community colleges to offer these degrees. Some argue that these programs help to serve a student population unable to transfer to four-year institutions. The authors also examine the community college role in offering alternative certification and professional development programs. (Contains 25 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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