ERIC Number: EJ822382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Using a Web-Based Seminar for ExCET Preparation in a Predominantly Hispanic University Environment
Kimmel, Jonella J.; Garcia, Criselda G.
Teacher Education and Practice, v16 n4 p370-383 Win 2003
In addition to acquiring an appropriate undergraduate degree and passing a subject area ExCET exam, preservice teachers in Texas are required to pass the Professional Development Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET PD) to become certified teachers. This study was designed to examine the effects of a 5-week WebCT online review seminar on practice ExCET PD exam scores of preservice teachers at a university in south Texas. Using a sample of 216 primarily Hispanic students, t-test results indicated within-group differences (p less than 0.001) as well as between-group differences (p less than 0.05) existed. A description of the WebCT seminar and suggestions for further studies are provided.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Seminars, Teacher Certification, Computer Software Evaluation, Online Courses, Courseware, Hispanic American Students, Graduation Requirements, Enrichment Activities, Improvement Programs, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Test Coaching, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas