Redesigning The Preparation of All Teachers within The Framework of An Integrated Program Model

May. 08, 2009

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 583-587 (May 2009).

It is incumbent on universities to reflect current research on effective teacher preparation and respond to the changing needs of the 21st century. These needs include the knowledge and skills to instruct diverse students. The changing needs also consist of an increasing emphasis on standards and an integrated curriculum model; and the call for all educators to work together to improve the performance of students. In the spring of 2006, University of Utah set out to restructure its teacher programs. The design phase of this restructuring was completed in 2008, and the first cohort of teacher candidates has entered the program.

Updated: May. 27, 2009