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ERIC Number: ED523849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-1237-5
The Perceptions of Principals toward Proprietary Online Teacher Credential Programs and Their Effect on Hiring
Bolton, David H.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
The number of proprietary (for-profit) colleges and universities who offer online teacher credential programs is increasing, yet there is skepticism regarding the quality of such schools and credentialing programs. This study sought to understand the perceptions that school principals had and whether or not it affected their decision to hire teacher candidates from for-profit schools or online credential programs. An online survey of 101 principals and interviews of 20 principals were conducted and found that the majority of principals were favorable toward hiring teachers from for-profit institutions, but not favorable toward hiring those who earned their teaching credential online. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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