Abstract

Colleges and universities have the ongoing challenge of assuring their programs of study provide the necessary components to generate well prepared teacher candidates. The creation and implementation of national and state level teaching standards provide a framework upon which teacher education departments can build their curriculum. However, it is the responsibility of higher education entities to interpret the standards and employ them in the creation and delivery of their programs. Within this process of analyzing and applying the standards, there is an opportunity for great variance in interpretation. Therefore, the onus falls on individual education departments to further identify, through empirical research, characteristics of effective education programs and subsequently build their curriculum on the foundation of these best practices.

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Room 2903

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Nov 1st, 2:00 PM Nov 1st, 2:45 PM

A Case Study of the Effectiveness of a Teacher Education Program

Room 2903

Colleges and universities have the ongoing challenge of assuring their programs of study provide the necessary components to generate well prepared teacher candidates. The creation and implementation of national and state level teaching standards provide a framework upon which teacher education departments can build their curriculum. However, it is the responsibility of higher education entities to interpret the standards and employ them in the creation and delivery of their programs. Within this process of analyzing and applying the standards, there is an opportunity for great variance in interpretation. Therefore, the onus falls on individual education departments to further identify, through empirical research, characteristics of effective education programs and subsequently build their curriculum on the foundation of these best practices.