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ERIC Number: EJ1053439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1947-9727
Alternative Certification: Effectively Preparing Teachers
Foster, Christopher; Bishop, Carolyn A.; Hernandez, David A.
Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, v3 n2 p8-27 Fall 2008
This study addresses questions related to teacher preparation through online supported learning in an alternative certification program, CalStateTEACH. Specifically, this study analyzes and reports survey responses of 130 teachers and 84 supervisors related to preparedness of program completers to teach in a multiple subject classroom. The question asked is: Can online supported teacher credentialing programs prepare effective teachers? Data for the analysis were extracted from the Deans' Report. This paper summarizes the responses of teacher graduates and their site supervisors to the questions of teacher effectiveness. Additionally, a comparison between traditional and online teacher preparation is conducted.
National Association for Alternative Certification. PO Box 5750, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 202-277-3600; Fax: 202-403-3545; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A