ERIC Number: EJ821443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Subject Matter Knowledge in a Master of Arts in Teaching Program: Ensuring Candidates' Content Knowledge through an Arts and Sciences/Education Collaboration
Stotko, Elaine M.; Beaty-O'Ferrall, Mary Ellen; Yerkes, Amy M.
Teaching Education, v16 n3 p245-255 Sep 2005
All teacher education programs face the challenge of ensuring that their graduates know their subject matter and can teach it effectively. For graduate level teacher education programs, whose candidates may complete their education in the content area at various institutions, this challenge is even greater. The following article describes one institution's system of assessing candidates' content knowledge and efforts to incorporate additional content coursework into a Master of Arts in Teaching program. Also provided is information on a set of courses that the arts and sciences and education faculty team teach, with the course for prospective English teachers described in detail.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Degrees, Sciences, English Teachers, Faculty, Liberal Arts, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Professional Development, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Majors (Students), College English, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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