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Teacher Education: Past, Present

TEACHER EDUCATION: Past, Present & Future 1834 A LOOK AT THE HISTORY Pennsylvania becomes the first state to require future teachers to pass a test of reading, writing and arithmetic. 1839 The first state teachers college opens in Lexington, Massachusetts, designed to set a curricular standard for future teachers. By 1910, 180 teachers colleges have been 1986 established in the United States. The Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy's Task Force on Teaching as a Profession publishes "A Nation Prepared," a report that proposes improving teacher education and restructuring the teaching force. 1960s Teacher programs begin requiring their undergraduate students to have teaching experience before graduation, culminating in a full semester of student teaching or internship. 1. Family involvement and support TEACHING Fun Fact: Top 5 factors that help improve student achievement, according to today's teachers: REQUIREMENTS High expectations for all students 5. TODAY: Teachers today must possess a bachelor's Learning experiences degree, as well as a state-issued certification or license. Elementary school teachers typically have a general that provide students with 21 st-century 3. Did you know? In 2011, 84% of all public school teachers (K-12) certification that allows them to teach all skills Effective and subjects while middle school and high school teachers generally have certification in particular subject areas. engaged principals and building-level leaders Fewer students were female. in each class LOOKING FORWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS Projected job growth between 2010 and 2020: 17% 17% Did you know? In 2011, 281,500 additional jobs 108,300 additional jobs 71,900 additional jobs there were a combined 3.2 million elementary and secondary public school teachers. Online learning is changing how students seek an education. Those who want to enter the teaching field have more options than ever, from taking prerequisite courses to completing full "The mediocre degree programs online. teacher tells. The To pursue a career in education, start at StraighterLine. For just $99 a month, you can earn college credit in more than 40 good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The online courses, in areas like science, humanities, English, math and business. Our college credits have been accepted by hun- dreds of accredited colleges and universities nationwide- many of them leaders in teacher training. At StraighterLine, you can save money and complete some of the prerequisites required in most college undergraduate programs. Take the first step toward becoming a teacher - contact a student advisor great teacher inspires." at StraighterLine by emailing [email protected]. -William Arthur Ward SOURCES: http://www2.ed.govladmins'tehrqual/leam/preparingteachersconference'ravitch.html htp://'publications/An_Uneasy_Relationship_Proofs.pdf Encyclopedia of Education, by the Gale Group, Inc. Writer http://www.phs.orgonlyateacher'timeline.html'media'pot2011fi─źnal-blog.pdf straighterline'pdfs/Gates2012_full.pdf'education-training-and-library'middle-school-teachers.htm'education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm 1833 2012

Teacher Education: Past, Present

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