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Tracz, Susan; Torgerson, Colleen; Beare, Paul – Teacher Educator, 2017
Ratings published by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) require selectivity in admission to educator preparation programs. NCTQ provides a list of citations to support the selectivity standard termed "strong support." A review of each citation in the list found little or no support for the standard. Original data was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Teacher Evaluation
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Torsney, Benjamin M.; Ponnock, Annette R.; Lombardi, Doug – Teacher Educator, 2017
The current study explored the values preservice teachers use as motivation for pursuing a teaching career. Preservice teachers (N = 97) from a large Northeastern urban university were chosen to complete a survey measuring personal utility value, social utility value, and epistemic value. Data analysis was conducted using exploratory factor…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Interests
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Bustamante, Rebecca M.; Skidmore, Susan T.; Nelson, Judith A.; Jones, Brandolyn E. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Globally, public schools enroll culturally and linguistically diverse student populations and teacher preparation programs must assess the cultural competence of preservice teachers. Yet, few adequately tested measures of teacher cultural competence are available. In this research study, a sample of 396 preservice teachers were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Psychometrics, Student Diversity
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Noltemeyer, Amity L.; Schmitz, Kristin J. – Teacher Educator, 2015
The last several years have seen a dramatic increase in interest surrounding the role of clinical experiences in enhancing the learning of teacher candidates. Further, pressure has intensified to demonstrate the impact of teacher candidates on P-12 learners. With these goals in mind, a model alternative school/university partnership was created,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education
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Fayne, Harriet R. – Teacher Educator, 2014
This article describes a case study of an online literacy methods course offered at a small, midwestern university. Formal and informal instruments were used to assess students' backgrounds, interests, and dispositions. Archival course data were analyzed to examine interactions among content, course design, and student characteristics. Despite…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Methods Courses, Reading Instruction
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Chesnut, Steven R.; Cullen, Theresa A. – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study was designed to examine the effects of self-efficacy, expectations of future work environment, and emotional intelligence on preservice teacher commitment to the teaching profession on a sample of 209 preservice teachers. The purpose of the study was to add to the existing knowledge surrounding preservice teacher commitment and promote…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Work Environment, Emotional Intelligence
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Heafner, Tina L. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In this analysis of promising practice, we demonstrate how social studies methods instructors can incorporate data analysis of the 2010 United States History National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP-USH) to facilitate pedagogical aims, engage teacher candidates in critical discourse, and investigate the contexts of teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Studies, National Competency Tests, Correlation