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ERIC Number: ED536159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
10 Myths & Realities about Community College Teacher Education Programs. Second Edition
Maricopa Community Colleges
As community colleges emerge as a solution to the teacher quality and shortage issue, the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) created this pamphlet in an attempt to dispel any misperceptions individuals may have about the community college role in teacher education. "10 Myths About Community College Teacher Education Programs" can be used as an informational tool for future educators, current PreK-12 educators, NACCTEP members, educational organizations, and community and business representatives. The 10 myths are: (1) Community colleges do not play a role in the preparation of teachers; (2) Community college teacher education programs have been in existence for only a few years; (3) Future teachers cannot complete their post-baccalaureate education at a community college; (4) Teacher education programs at the community college do not transfer to four-year institutions; (5) Teacher preparation in the community college is less rigorous than in four-year colleges, and therefore community colleges prepare less qualified teachers; (6) Community colleges do not have adequate technology to prepare future teachers; (7) Community colleges are not allowed to grant teaching certificates or degrees in education; (8) Only a very small percentage of teacher education students attend community colleges; (9) Community college faculty do not have adequate academic preparation or backgrounds to teach future teachers; and (10) Community colleges do not offer in-service or professional development courses or programs for current teachers.
Maricopa Community Colleges. District Office 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281. Tel: 480-731-8000; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa Community Colleges