ERIC Number: EJ726385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Reference Count: 32
Increasing Student Access to Qualified Science and Mathematics Teachers through an Urban School-University Partnership
Cavallo, Ann M. L.; Ferreira, Maria M.; Roberts, Sally K.
School Science & Mathematics, v105 n7 p363 Nov 2005
Urban schools across the United States face a pervasive problem in their science and mathematics programs-a disproportionate number of the teachers in these classrooms are not certified, thus making them underqualified to teach these subject areas. Furthermore, urban schools deal with teacher shortages and attrition in these critical areas. The situation was found to be particularly severe in the Detroit Public School District. In response, Wayne State University and Detroit Public Schools embarked on a school-university partnership program to prepare teachers in science and mathematics through an alternative pathway to teacher certification program. This "partnership program" has proven to be successful in recruiting, preparing, and retaining a significant number of qualified minority science and mathematics teachers to serve the students' in Detroit schools.
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Qualifications, Partnerships in Education, Mathematics Teachers, Urban Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Shortage, Science Teachers, College School Cooperation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Education
School Science & Mathematics Association, The Ohio State University, 238 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1172. Web site: http://www.ssma.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan