ERIC Number: ED543715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1954
College and University Programs for the Preparation of Teachers of Exceptional Children. Bulletin, 1954, No. 13
Mackie, Romaine P.; Dunn, Lloyd M.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This bulletin is a report on certain aspects of college and university programs for the preparation of special education personnel. In this publication, no attempt is made to evaluate the quality of these programs. Instead it gives an overview of current opportunities in the United States for the preparation of special education teachers, and reports some status information on programs now in operation. This is the fourth nationwide study on special teacher preparation which the Office of Education has conducted, or in which the Office has contributed through collaboration. The purpose of this bulletin is to furnish information on these programs. Efforts have been made in this publication to provide information which will aid prospective teachers in the selection of a center for their specialized preparation. Too, the data should be useful to colleges and universities which are initiating or extending special education offerings. Finally, it should be helpful to State and local school administrators in their search for qualified educators to teach the Nation's 5,000,000 exceptional children. Appended are: (1) The Office of Education Study--"Qualification and Preparation of Teachers of Exceptional Children"; (2) Number of students, degrees granted, and faculty members in special education reported by colleges and universities which offered sequences of preparation during the academic year 1953-54; and (3) Excerpts from inquiry form used in collection of data. (Contains 4 tables and 7 maps.) Individual sections contain footnotes. [Funding for this paper was provided by the Association for the Aid of Crippled Children of New York City. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: College Faculty, Special Education, Specialists, Physical Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Colleges, Universities, Teacher Qualifications
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)