ERIC Number: EJ855336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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Alignment of the "2003 NSTA Standards for Science Teacher Preparation" with the NCATE Assessment System
Brownstein, Erica M.; Allan, Elizabeth; Ezrailson, Cathy M.; Hagevik, Rita A.; Shane, Joseph W.; Veal, William R.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v20 n5 p403-413 Oct 2009
The "2003 National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation" (NSTA-SSTP) were developed to provide guidelines and expectations for science teacher preparation programs. This article is the second in a special "JSTE" series on accreditation written to assist science teacher educators in meeting the "NSTA-SSTP" and to answer questions that may arise such as: What are the requirements for NSTA science teacher preparation program recognition? How are the "2003 NSTA-SSTP" aligned with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education assessments? In this article, the authors focus on the three themes that science teacher preparation programs must address: content, pedagogy, and student learning. Included is a description of the priorities of the review process and the minimum competencies needed for a science teacher preparation program to be nationally recognized.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Minimum Competencies, Science Instruction, Standards, Standard Setting, Guidelines, Accreditation (Institutions), Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Certification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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