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Germaine, Ron W.; Kornuta, Halyna M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to discover the experiences and supports that influenced the development of teaching effectiveness at different career stages of National University alumni who were identified as County Teachers of the Year in California. National University is the second largest private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in…
Descriptors: Alumni, Awards, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Beginning in May 2014, all education program graduates in New York State (NYS) must pass new and/or revised certification exams in order to become certified to teach in NYS. Early childhood teacher candidates enrolled in an approved NYS teacher preparation program are required to pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Teacher Certification
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Micek, Timothy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
edTPA is a pre-service assessment process designed to determine if a new teacher is ready for the job. edTPA is part of a national movement towards the use of performance assessments in teacher education. As of 2014, 41 states (a) require a state-approved performance assessment like edTPA for program completion or for state licensure and/or state…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Performance Based Assessment
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Hernández, Ana M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Culture, class, and language are significant social markers that impact classrooms today with challenges in educating teachers to become culturally responsive and competent. This article presents a theoretical approach on the preparation of bilingual teacher candidates and how the literature can inform teacher education programs on developing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Bartell, Carol A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
From 1998-2000, Carol Bartell served as President of the California Council on the Education of Teachers. However, election to office in this organization is generally a six-year commitment, because an individual will serve for two years as President Elect, two years as President, and two more as Past President. In this article, she expresses that…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Cooperative Planning
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Jones, Alan H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
The survival and prosperity of the California Council on the Education of Teachers/California Council on Teacher Education (CCET/CCTE) over its 70 years of existence is remarkable, especially given the historic roller coaster of educational policy and practice in the United States--the ups and downs of school financing, in addition to the ins and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Financial Support, Group Membership, Policy
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Wiens, Peter D.; Ruday, Sean – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In the studied university, a recurring discussion among preservice teachers centers around whether good teachers are born or made. Scott and Dinham (2008) examined this issue and found that many preservice teachers believe that some people are born to be good teachers and that this is a genetic trait. Darling-Hammond (2006), however, argues that…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics, Preservice Teacher Education
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Murray, Frank – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This article is a report of the findings from a sample of approximately 2,700 students and 1,000 faculty in the first 50 Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)-accredited programs for which the online surveys were used. The sample represents nearly all the full-time faculty members surveyed and approximately 30% of the students. On the…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
In the context of rapidly changing classroom environments, it is crucial that teachers be able to make appropriate decisions. Those teachers who reflect on their practice, particularly while they are teaching (what Schon terms reflection-in-action), are best able to do so. It is the intent of this article to investigate the role of teacher…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Practices, Reflection, Reflective Teaching
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Berglund, Jorgen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Faced with a chronic shortage of single-subject mathematics teachers and a directive from the federal legislation "No Child Left Behind" that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers, California instituted a new subject-matter competency exam, the California Subject Exam for Teachers for Mathematics (CSET), and created a new…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Qualifications
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Veale, Natasha; Dobbins, Nicole; Kurtts, Stephanie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Schools across the United States are confronted with the critical demand for highly effective teachers to address the needs of the increasing numbers of diverse learners in their classrooms. In response, school systems are looking beyond the traditional four-year degree student to individuals who are entering the teaching field from other…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Career Change, Alternative Teacher Certification
Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The Census 2000 Brief (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004b) indicates that English is not the heritage language of approximately one in five Americans, and the number of limited English proficient (LEP) students, also known as English language learners (ELLs), grew about 50 percent in the last decade. It is estimated that nearly 400,000 ELL…
Descriptors: General Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Student Placement
Larrabee, Timothy G.; Morehead, Pamela – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Teachers play a critical role in improving teaching, learning, teacher-student relationships, and school climate, and teacher education programs have a responsibility to prepare teachers to work with every student in their classroom. Kosciw, Diaz, and Greytak (2008) reported that, between 2001 and 2007, although library resources on lesbian, gay,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Responsibility
Murray, Frank B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Founded in 1997, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) designed a system that balances three sources of evidence in a single accreditation system: (1) that the program's graduates are qualified, competent, and caring beginning teachers; (2) that the program faculty investigates the factors that improve program quality; and (3) that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Improvement, Graduates, Program Effectiveness
Quigney, Theresa A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Perhaps one of the most controversial topics in the field of teacher education today is what constitutes an effective preservice program for preparing individuals to instruct students in the twenty-first century. A discussion of the merits of the approaches to teacher certification has also been compounded by issues relating to legal mandates such…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teacher Shortage, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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