Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Dr. Thomas Petrie
Dr. Katherine Kasten
Dr. Donald Grandgenett
The process of becoming an educator involves acquiring a combination of skills and knowledge to help students learn. In today's social climate of "back to the basics" and increased calls for teacher accountability, it is inevitable that there would be an emphasis on improved teacher preparation. Teacher educators have responded, in part, with an increasing focus on specifying the competencies a student in teacher education is expected to possess by the completion of the training sequence (Engstrom & Schwaab, 1984).
Potter, Ann M., "The Perceived Importance of Selected Teaching Competencies by Student Teachers and Practitioners in Regular and Special Education" (1987). Student Work. 2508.