22 September 2006

Teacher's Education

Shirah at Unbossed, points us to a report detailing the flaws in existing teacher's education programs, and suggesting a restructuring of the system to make teacher's certification a one year add on to an undergraduate liberal arts degree. It is right on target, and has data to back up its conclusions.

1 comment:

Michael Ditto said...

Back in 1973 when my mom graduated from UNC, it used to be that way. They structured it as a double major, effectively adding a fifth year. In my mom's case, she majored in nutrition and education, minoring in Spanish, which made her qualified to bilingually teach elementary school as well as junior/senior high home economics.