ERIC Number: EJ694049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 3
Responding to Special Education Teacher Shortages in Diverse Urban Settings: An Accelerated Alternative Credential Program
Esposito, Mary C.; Lal, Shirley
Teacher Education and Special Education, v28 n2 p100-103 Spr 2005
In an effort to better serve the school districts within its service area and the unique credential candidate population, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) implemented an accelerated alternative certification program based upon the Professional Development School (PDS) model hereinafter referred to as SPED PDS. During the 2002?2003 academic year, 58 SPED inservice teachers from four local partnering school districts entered this program. The program differs from traditional PDS models in that (1) it was an accelerated (3 semesters) 44 unit post-baccalaureate degree; (2) candidates were uncertified, fully employed, in-service teachers; and (3) fieldwork was completed in candidates' own classrooms.
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Urban Areas, Teacher Shortage, Special Education Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Student Diversity, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; United States