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ERIC Number: ED503457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-7
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Development and Implementation of an Online Professional Development Model for Pre-Service Teacher Education
Denton, Jon J.; Davis, Trina J.; Smith, Ben L.; Beason, Lynn; Strader, R. Arlen
eEducation Group, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, Feb 9-12, 2005)
"Accelerate Online/OPTIONS" is a three component program for certifying secondary mathematics and science teachers in Texas. "Accelerate Online/OPTIONS" provides those possessing or pursuing science degrees with an online program of education that can be completed in 12-18 months. The On-line Curriculum consists of 35 online modules developed to engage the candidate with issues identified as necessary for a beginning teacher by the Texas Board of Educator Certification. The Field Based Experience consists of a 40 clock-hour supervised teaching field experience in a secondary school during the initial phase of the program. The final program component is a paid internship where candidates are supported by a trained mentor and a university supervisor, who guides, observes and provides constructive feedback to the interns during their year-long development as a beginning teacher. Continuing supports offered in this program include on-going communications and an ePortfolio resource provided via the "eZone" portal, and the availability of mentor teacher advice for former program participants continuing to teach in the position that they held during their internship experience. Over three years the applicants have increased four fold. (Contains 1 figure and 9 tables.) [Additional support was provided by the Houston Endowment Foundation, Inc.]
eEducation Group. Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education & Human Development, Texas A&M University, 4232 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4232. Tel: 979-845-5352; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: eEducation Group
Identifiers - Location: Texas