Becoming a Teacher EDU 216 ch 4


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Becoming a Teacher EDU 216 ch 4

  1. 1. Becoming a Teacher<br />Chapter 4<br />
  2. 2. Accreditation<br />Accreditation agencies set the standards for teacher education programs<br />Graduation from accredited programs required for licensure and certification<br />NCATE – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education<br />6 standards based on research based best practice<br />
  3. 3. Accreditation (cont.)<br />INTASC – New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium – developed performance standards for new teachers<br />NCLB – No Child Left Behind – Federal Law (PL 107-110) <br />All teachers are to be “highly qualified”<br />Additional coursework required for renewal or add-on certification(s)<br />
  4. 4. Traditional Teacher Education<br />Teacher requirements are established by the states<br />Teaching license- authorizes someone to teach<br />Teaching certification- indicates the program in which a teacher is qualified to teach.<br />
  5. 5. Alternative Teacher Education<br />Lateral entry– for teachers who did not major in education<br />Praxis exams <br />
  6. 6. Where We Teach<br />Public Schools <br />Private Schools<br />Charter Schools<br />Alternatives to Classrooms <br />
  7. 7. Job Market for Teachers?<br />High turnover rate<br />Especially needed in math, science, special education<br />Resumes, applications, portfolios, networking, interviewing<br />
  8. 8. What to Expect<br />Create a list of problems you think are most likely to plague new teachers.<br />Create a list of solutions for helping new teachers survive.<br />Review Teachers as Professionals<br />Performance appraisals<br />Mentoring<br />Additional coursework and degrees<br />National Boards<br />Professional organizations<br />