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This article describes an urban teacher residency program. The program is the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency, a collaborative endeavor between the Newark, New Jersey Public Schools and Montclair State University, built on a decades-long partnership. The authors see the conceptual work of developing this program as creating a “third space” in teacher education. The authors detail the ways in which they conceptualize epistemology and clinical practice in teacher education, and changes in the roles of the community, and P-12 teachers that occur in a third space.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2013
Feelings of Preparedness Among Alternatively Certified Teachers: What is the Role of Program Features?
This study examines the extent to which program features relate to new teacher feelings of preparedness. The final sample of approximately 1,690 1st-year teachers included the teachers who had pursued either the traditional route or the alternative route. The findings reveal that alternatively certified teachers are found to feel somewhat less well prepared than traditionally certified teachers. The results also show that 1st-year teachers who have fewer types of education coursework and shorter field experiences feel less well prepared than teachers whose pedagogical preparation is more complete.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2013
In this article, The authors identify half a dozen challenges that confront the schooling of children and youth and appeal for teacher educators to lead efforts to address each of these needs. The authors recommend that teacher educators should rethink continually the content of programmes, the way courses are delivered, the suitability of the clinical component and the student teaching experience, and the best ways to assess the impact of the programme.
Updated: Feb. 06, 2013
The current article draws upon data from a larger study of teacher preparation in New York City which is engaged in examining the features of both alternative and traditional pathways into teaching. The authors found that less than half of the traditional programs required any coursework in classroom management. Early entry candidates were more likely to have had a course in classroom management.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
First-Year Teaching Experiences: Are They Different for Traditionally Versus Alternatively Certified Teachers?
The purpose of this study was to obtain information from a group of beginning teachers regarding how teachers who enter the field through alternative certification programs respond to the induction programs, in comparison to those who enter through more traditional programs. The results indicate that there are more similarities than differences in the experiences reported by 1st-year alternative-and traditional-entry teachers. These results indicate that teacher education certification programs and beginning teacher support programs need to take into consideration the unique needs of alternative-entry teachers because of their previous experiences and expectations.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
This study compared three teacher preparation programs at a Midwestern university. The purpose of the study was to examine how the teachers from the three programs perceived the impact of the programs and how employers perceived their teaching competencies. The teachers from the three teacher education programs at the Midwestern university held positive attitudes about the impact of their programs on their competencies. Their positive views were confirmed by the perceptions of their employers, who provided high ratings of their teachers' competencies in all three programs.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
So NOT Amazing! Teach For America Corps Members’ Evaluation of the First Semester of Their Teacher Preparation Program
The purposes of this study were (1) to explore the aforementioned differences in quality ratings of courses and instructors and (2) to examine what items on the student evaluation instrument could be used to identify salient constructs that are most necessary to meet the needs of Teach For America (TFA) students. The participants were TFA students who were teaching on an alternative teaching certificate, as compared with traditional students who were enrolled in the same methods courses with the same instructors. The findings reveal that TFA students did in fact rate their courses and instructors significantly lower than did their non-TFA peers.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the teaching beliefs that post-baccalaureate students brought into a graduate level teacher certification program. Furthermore, the study explored the extent to which those beliefs persevered or changed during their first year of teaching.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2011
How Asynchronous Discussion Boards Mediate Learning Literacy Methods Courses to Enrich Alternative-Licensed Teachers' Learning Experiences
The purpose of this study is to explore the alternative-licensed teachers' (ALTs) perceptions of how an asynchronous discussion board mediated learning literacy methods courses. Forty-four ALTs from Southern California were enrolled in the two courses and taught literacy teaching methods using the asynchronous discussion hoard as a tool of extending learning. The findings indicated that the technology has the potential to generate positive structure and support for learning. Furthermore, complement their responses with class discussions encouraged the participants to adopt multiple voices and and viewpoints that were different from theirs and made their own voices heard. Finally, the author discusses the implications of the findings.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate how alternative certification programs may affect special education teacher retention. The authors compared the University of Memphis's alternative Special Education Institute program to the university's traditional certification program. It was found that a larger percentage of the alternatively prepared teachers were employed at local school districts than the traditional program graduates . Furthermore, a larger percentage of African American students were employed by area school districts than were their White counterparts. The findings of this study support the use of alternative certification programs.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011