ERIC Number: ED543693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1954
Reference Count: 15
State Certification Requirements for Teachers of Exceptional Children. Bulletin, 1954, No. 1
Mackie, Romaine P.; Dunn, Lloyd M.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
For some time, leaders in special education have expressed the desire for a national overview of State certification requirements for teachers of exceptional children who, because of their limitations and their particular needs, require special help. This bulletin, prepared as a part of an Office of Education Study, "Qualification and Preparation of Teachers of Exceptional Children," is an attempt to supply the necessary information. The purpose of this bulletin is: (1) to present a summary of the present status of State certification requirements for teachers of exceptional children; and (2) to report opinions expressed by some special education personnel on certain aspects of certification. It reflects some trends in certifying procedures, but, in general, is confined to a reporting of status information. The information presented in these page affords opportunity to make comparisons from State to State and from one area of exceptionality to another. It is hoped that the availability of such information will form a basis not only for such comparisons, but also for improved planning of the professional requirements for the teachers of the Nation's handicapped and gifted children. Topics covered in this bulletin include: (1) The need for professional standards for teachers; (2) A national picture of State certification; (3) Overview of current certification requirements; (4) Some specific in State requirements; and (5) Some opinions concerning State standards. Appended are: (1) The Office of Education Study: "Qualification and Preparation of Teachers of Exceptional Children"; and (2) Minimum Requirements by States, for Regular Elementary Teaching Certificates. (Contains 19 tables and 24 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academically Gifted, Teacher Qualifications, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Characteristics, Special Education, Required Courses, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Physical Disabilities, Chronic Illness, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Retardation
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)