ERIC Number: ED510604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
The Effects of a Year-Long Student Teaching Model on the Self-Esteem and Preparation of the New Teacher
Griffiths, Jennifer L.
Online Submission, Master's of Science in Education Thesis, Dominican University of California
The student teaching component of most teacher preparation programs in the United States varies from 30 to 300 hours of field service (Levine, 2006); typically this is a culminating activity comprised of a 15-week engagement at a school in two separate grade levels. California Multiple Subject Credential candidates typically divide their 15-week practicum into a nine-week assignment in a lower grade and a six-week assignment in a higher grade. Yet some graduates of these programs feel under-prepared and overwhelmed in their new role as teacher. This lack of preparation may promote fear and insecurity within some neophyte teachers. A year-long student teaching model may well provide the additional insight and support to fledgling teachers. By interviewing new teachers from both types of programs, this paper investigates the benefits and potential drawbacks of year-long and 15-week teacher preparation programs.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; United States; Virginia