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Veale, Natasha; Dobbins, Nicole; Kurtts, Stephanie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Schools across the United States are confronted with the critical demand for highly effective teachers to address the needs of the increasing numbers of diverse learners in their classrooms. In response, school systems are looking beyond the traditional four-year degree student to individuals who are entering the teaching field from other…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Career Change, Alternative Teacher Certification
Quigney, Theresa A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Perhaps one of the most controversial topics in the field of teacher education today is what constitutes an effective preservice program for preparing individuals to instruct students in the twenty-first century. A discussion of the merits of the approaches to teacher certification has also been compounded by issues relating to legal mandates such…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teacher Shortage, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Kaye, Candace; Symcox, Linda; Whitney, Linda; Isbell, Lisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Introduces a theme issue concerning the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and certification, presenting a brief history of the NBPTS and reviewing the collection of articles, which highlight such issues as moving toward a research agenda, social and cultural contexts of NBPTS certification, NBPTS certification and special…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Digby, Annette D.; Avani, Nathan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Discusses four key areas that help define and focus teacher educators' move toward a comprehensive research agenda (program design, professional development, personnel, and P-16 student learning and achievement). Summarizes literature that supports findings relevant to P-12 education (professional development of candidates, leadership development…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Glaeser, Barbara C.; Aloia, Stephen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Examines the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Board Certification process, noting the legitimacy of this process for teachers of special needs students and concluding that while National Board Certification is beneficial to the teaching profession at large, for special education, it needs to be reconceptualized and…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Eckmier, Janice; Ericson, Bonnie; Huetinck, Linda; Sato, Kyoko – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Makes a case for using the tenets of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in redesigning the Mathematics and English Subject Specialist Master's Programs at California State University, Northridge, by going through the constructed cohort program semester by semester, discussing coursework and portfolio activities, highlighting the…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Faculty Development
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Unrau, Norman J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Presents lessons learned by following M.A. candidates who were supported by California State University, Los Angeles, as they pursued National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. Discusses the introduction of NBPTS certification to M.A. candidates, launching certification projects, and what NBPTS certification…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education