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  Session: Recruiting & Facilitating Alternative Certification of Teachers
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: Helping Scientists Become Teachers: This Distance Education Program Delivers!
  Meeting: 2015 Winter Meeting: San Diego, California
  Location: N/A
  Time: 7:00PM
  Author: Robert N. Carson, Montana State University
1406 539 3844 cell, rcarson@montana.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The Northern Plains Transition to Teaching program (NPTT) evolved from the nexus of two major challenges -- providing an exceptionally rich preparation and licensure program to increasing numbers of non-traditional learners, and creating a source of highly qualified teachers for the small, isolated schools in the vast rural areas we serve. Ensuring high quality and rigor for an audience of advanced learners meant creating entirely new course and program structures, and developing new strategies for the practica, supervision, and performance assessments at a distance. NPTT now serves as a model for advancing the quality and structure of teacher preparation for working professionals who are already qualified in their subject matter. Find out why this might be a surprisingly robust response to the shortage of qualified math and science teachers, and why this program attracts an international clientele.
  Footnotes: Sponsored by David Hembroff
  Presentation: Carson_Session_WM15.pdf

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