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ERIC Number: EJ915849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
A Comparison of Three Teacher Preparation Programs in Terms of Their Impact on Teacher Competencies
Yao, Yuankun; Williams, Wayne
Action in Teacher Education, v32 n3 p15-24 Fall 2010
This study compared the effectiveness of three teacher education programs in terms of their impact on teacher competencies. The programs include a traditional 4-year teacher certification program, an alternative certification-based master of arts in teaching program, and an alternative certification program without the master degree option. The teachers held positive views of the impact of the programs on their teaching competencies, with no significant difference found among the programs or between program candidates and completers. The teachers' employers favorably rated their teachers' competencies. The highest ratings were given to alternative certification completers, and the lowest, to alternative certification candidates. Implications of the study are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A