ERIC Number: EJ770243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-18
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Where They Teach
Robelen, Erik W.
Education Week, v26 n43 p29-31 Jul 2007
In 2004, High Tech High, a charter school chain based in San Diego, California, became the state's first charter-management organization (CMO) to gain state approval to operate its own teacher-credentialing program. It is not stopping there. In August, it will cut the ribbon on the High Tech High graduate school of education, which appears to be the first of its kind in the country. High Tech High leaders say one key reason they wanted to launch the graduate school was to expand their credentialing program to take on student-teachers. So besides educating students, the organization is expanding its role to train teachers and principals with a hands-on approach that emphasizes learning on site and in context. Beyond growing its own staff members, High Tech High is hoping to inspire charter organizations and others to follow in its footsteps, and plans to train teachers and principals working at like-minded schools outside the network. Looking ahead, the High Tech High CMO recently applied to the state for authority to start its own program to help teachers with preliminary credentials earn full teaching licenses.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, Teacher Education, Administrator Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Graduate Study, Schools of Education, Experiential Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: California