ERIC Number: EJ1132595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Mapping the Varied Terrain of Specialized Middle Level Teacher Preparation and Licensure
Faulkner, Shawn A.; Cook, Chris M.; Thompson, Nicole L.; Howell, Penny B.; Rintamaa, Margaret F.; Miller, Nicole C.
Middle School Journal, v48 n2 p8-13 2017
For middle schools to fully achieve their goals, it is important for them to be staffed with teachers who understand the unique developmental needs of young adolescents and are specifically prepared to meet those needs. Middle school leaders have long been advocates of specialized teacher preparation and licensure; however, the current terrain of middle level teacher preparation and licensure is inconsistent and somewhat difficult to navigate. This manuscript provides a snapshot of the historical context and current status of middle level teacher preparation and licensure in the United States and calls for renewed efforts to ensure specialized preparation and licensure for all middle level teachers.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Middle School Teachers, Leaders, Teacher Education Programs, Adolescents, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top