Licensing Requirements

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Licensing Requirements
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Tue, 08-25-2009 - 10:33am

HOT TOPIC: Our newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction just announced that he want a revision in licensing requirements for education majors and transition to teaching career changers. Some of the highlights include more content requirements and less methods courses in all teacher ed programs,

Sherry

 

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Tue, 08-25-2009 - 4:54pm
I have a daughter who will be a sophomore in college next week and she is an elem ed. major. Here in CT and also in NY (where she also applied to college) you cannot solely major in education anymore. All ed. candidates must major in a subject area. DD will be a history major with elem. concentration. I'm not really sure how they phrase it but, it amounts to double majoring. I have no problem with that, in fact i think it's a good idea but, doing away with student teaching is NOT a good idea, nor is letting administrators come from non-teaching backgrounds a good idea. How can you lead a group of people or a district with all the curricula without any background in education?
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Tue, 08-25-2009 - 8:15pm

Thanks for the input. I agree that the admin thing is ridiculous. I also think the transition/career changer teaching process is a problem. Passing a test can't be enough.

Sherry

 

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Wed, 08-26-2009 - 9:24am

Let me speak as one of those transition folks.

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Wed, 08-26-2009 - 4:31pm

A secret that most administrators in higher ed won't admit is that they really look at education as

Sherry

 

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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 9:42pm

Wow how frustrating!

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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 10:38pm

Good luck with the reading courses. At least you're likely to get an A since you know the material. This is what I was talking about with Beth.

Sherry