ERIC Number: ED489299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Science Teacher Preparation. NSTA Position Statement
National Science Teachers Association (NJ1)
To ensure that all students have sufficient knowledge and skills in science and technology for success in the 21st century, the nation must attract, prepare, and retain well-educated, effective preK-12 science teachers. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) considers strong, performance-based science teacher education program and science teacher licensure standards to be essential for all science teachers, including new and recent college graduates and those entering teaching from another profession. This NSTA position paper describes the characteristics of programs preparing teachers of science, and the accreditation and licensure standards for programs preparing teachers of science.
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Standards, Teacher Certification
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.