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ERIC Number: EJ869313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0273-446X
Creating Highly Qualified Teachers: Maximizing University Resources to Provide Professional Development in Rural Areas
Mollenkopf, Dawn L.
Rural Educator, v30 n3 p34-39 Spr 2009
The "highly qualified teacher" requirement of No Child Left Behind has put pressure on rural school districts to recruit and retain highly qualified regular and special education teachers. If necessary, they may utilize uncertified, rural teachers with provisional certification; however, these teachers may find completing the necessary certification difficult due to time, distance, and geographic barriers. The University of Nebraska at Kearney has been able to address this need by: (1) creating access to the university's certification program, (2) providing professional supports, (3) tailoring assignments, projects, and field based practicum experiences and (4) building capacity for rural teachers who have completed certification to mentor others in their regions.
National Rural Education Association. Rural Educator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453002, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3002. Tel: 702-895-3478; Fax: 702-895-3492; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001