ERIC Number: EJ718632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Centered on Teacher Training
Rotman, Sumner; Messelaar, Thijs
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v80 n6 p30-31 Sep 2005
At the University of Massachusetts Boston, the innovative Center for Technical Education has established a successful formula for teacher training. In addition to providing a comprehensive course of study, the center also offers students a wide array of services and resources to help them earn the credentials and make the connections that will lead to successful careers. Through lectures, statewide conferences and job fairs, the Center serves as an occupational matchmaker, helping many of its students find positions, sometimes even prior to graduation. Also, because of an articulation agreement, UMass Boston CTE graduates can opt to put the majority of the credits earned toward an associate's degree program at one of seven local community colleges. Students can then transfer up to 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree at UMass Boston. Administered by UMass Boston's Division of Corporate, Continuing and Distance Education, the CTE operates under the auspices of the University's Graduate College of Education, which provides expertise in research, curriculum design and the development of pedagogical competencies. Prospective students must pass both a written and a practical exam in order to be accepted into the program.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Headquarters, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-3111.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts