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ERIC Number: ED509439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 148
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Ed School Essentials: Evaluating the Fundamentals of Teacher Training Programs in Texas. Full Report
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate
National Council on Teacher Quality
In Texas, undergraduate teacher preparation programs graduate 9,300 new elementary, secondary and special education teachers, nearly half (43 percent) of the total number produced each year in the state. This report examines 67 of those programs on a range of standards. The standards bear directly on their programs' capacity to attract the most talented individuals into the teaching profession and then prepare them to teach effectively. The sections of this report are organized to provide the rationales, methodologies and findings for each of NCTQ's (National Council on Teacher Quality) 25 standards. The standards are presented in the same order in which they appear on the rating sheet for each individual institution. Elementary teacher preparation is addressed in Standards 2-8; secondary teacher preparation is addressed in Standards 9-13; special education preparation is addressed in Standards 14-16. The table of contents on page 1 provides a full listing of the standards. Appendices include: (1) Findings from "NCTQ's State Teacher Policy Yearbook 2009"; (2) Study chronology and communications; (3) NCTQ'S response to comments from the deans of Texas education schools; (4) Evaluating overall design for special rating designations; (5) Glossary of terms used to describe teacher preparation coursework and programs; (6) Evaluation of elementary content coursework; (7) Ratings for required reading textbooks and information on reading textbook reviewers; (8) Ratings for required mathematics textbooks and information on mathematics textbook reviewers; (9) Texas A&M University-Commerce: Elementary teacher candidate professional preparation coursework; (10) Evaluation of professional preparation coursework; and (11) Sam Houston State University: Elementary teacher candidate professional. (Contains 12 figures and 129 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Houston Endowment Inc.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: Texas