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ERIC Number: EJ949851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-16
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Biggest Teacher-Prep School Revamped
Sawchuk, Stephen
Education Week, v31 n12 p1, 18-19 Nov 2011
School after school in the Phoenix area has a banner hanging on the side of the building: iTeachAZ. It is shorthand for Arizona State University's new flagship undergraduate teacher education program, which integrates several high-profile--and hotly debated--reforms to teacher preparation today. Under the program, which debuted formally this school year, ASU requires a year-long student-teaching apprenticeship for all undergraduate education majors, during which time they must demonstrate mastery of specific teaching skills as measured by a popular teaching framework. While many of the changes under way have been tried elsewhere, there is an important issue of scale taking place here: ASU is a public state institution that prepares hundreds of teachers a year. It is, in fact, the largest undergraduate education program in the country. Arizona State requires year-long student-teaching for all undergraduate education majors, who must prove mastery of teaching skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona