This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 8, Author(s): Isabel Rots, Antonia Aelterman, Geert Devos, and Peter Vlerick, 'Teacher Education and the Choice to Enter the Teaching Profession: A Prospective Study', Pages 1619-1629, Copyright Elsevier (November 2010).
The purpose of this two-wave survey study was to test a hypothetical model of teacher education graduates’ decisions about whether or not to take a teaching position upon graduation.
The model focuses on the relationship between teacher education and graduates’ choice on job entrance.
This model was tested in a sample of 436 student teachers, subsequently 251 graduates of teacher training for secondary education.
The results validate the relationship between teacher education variables and nearly graduates’ intention to enter the teaching profession.
Furthermore, this intention proves an imperative predictor of graduates’ actual entrance.