Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Today, public confidence in our educational system has eroded to a very low level. Many people do not believe that education in America serves its purpose. Some believe American education leaves vast room for improvement. Like any other service-orientated entity, schools are constantly battling dilemmas like budget-cutting, scandals of mismanagement, and tales of political cronyism. Success stories, especially in public education, seem to be the exception rather than the rule. This is evidenced as parents flock to place their children in institutions publicized as being above the norm. Endless news reports of declining test scores and higher illiteracy rates often contribute to negative public sentiment. Reports like these illustrate a need within the profession to police itself and establish uniform criteria for teacher certification.
West, Paulus R., "Teacher Training and Certification: A Comparative Analysis Between State and National Licensure Procedures and the Impending Effects of the Proposed National Certificate" (1991). Student Work. 2506.