ERIC Number: ED482210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Certification Requirements for History Teachers. ERIC Digest.
Brown, Sarah Drake
In concert with a rising interest in history education, there is concern about the quality of education and certification of history teachers. Many researchers, theorists, and specialists have weighed in on the issue of teacher preparation and certification. To what extent are history teachers prepared and certified to teach the discipline? This Digest discusses: (1) general findings about out-of-field teaching; (2) findings about state teacher certification requirements; (3) findings about national and state content standards for teacher preparation and licensure; and (4) recommendations for improving preparation and certification requirements for history teachers. (Contains 11 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Social Studies, State Licensing Boards, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Bloomington, IN 47408. Tel: 800-266-3815 (Toll Free); Fax: 812-855-0455; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ericso.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.