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ERIC Number: EJ846587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Seeking Alternatives to Alternative Certification: The Challenge and Opportunity of Preparing Second-Career Elementary School Teachers
Morton, Mary Lou; Williams, Nancy L.; Brindley, Roger
International Journal of Educational Reform, v14 n2 p192-206 Spr 2005
This article chronicles the efforts of one college faculty and their school partners to respond to the contemporary challenges faced by teacher education. It depicts the authors' journey through the planning and implementation of an innovative initial certification master's of arts in teaching (MAT) program in elementary education in the southeastern United States. The desperate local need for such a program, the process of program design, and the lessons the authors have learned firsthand from the experience are described. The authors believe that sharing the process of new program development can be instructive to other teacher educators contemplating program reform in response to regional needs to prepare highly qualified teachers. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A