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Berglund, Jorgen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Faced with a chronic shortage of single-subject mathematics teachers and a directive from the federal legislation "No Child Left Behind" that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers, California instituted a new subject-matter competency exam, the California Subject Exam for Teachers for Mathematics (CSET), and created a new…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Qualifications
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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
Dingle, Mary; Falvey, Mary A.; Givner, Christine C.; Haager, Diane – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
The passage of the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as the increased numbers of students with disabilities being educated part or full time in general education classes, create significant challenges for teacher preparation programs for both special and general education teachers. In response to…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, General Education, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers