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Lesson Plans

teacher preparation

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Nancy Sojka (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 19:31:23 -0600

I have been asking friends who teach college level education courses at
Luther College, here in Decorah,Iowa, about the requirements they must
meet. One wrote: "College level supervisors have to be certified or
certifiable and they are also bound to the 40 hours of public school
classroom experience every 5 years. I do not have a clue as to how it is
enforced..but here at Luther we were all reminded of the requirement."
I can tell you that the education people here are serious about producing
qualified teachers. They require sophomores and juniors who are planning to
be educators to spend 90 hours (the January term) in a school, shadowing a
teacher in their area interest and acting as an "observer-aide."
By the time J-term is over, most students and their cooperating teachers
have a very good idea of the student's commitment and capablities.
I must add: Sometimes we are all "certifiable." Nancy

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