Tuesday, February 08, 2005

State Certification Requirements for History Teachers

State Certification Requirements for History Teachers. This article deals with how history teachers are certified to teach in American schools. It also looks at "out-of-field" teachers who instruct students in history without being formely trained in the discipline.

From the site:

In concert with a rising interest in history education, there is concern about the quality of education and certification of history teachers. Many researchers, theorists, and specialists have weighed in on the issue of teacher preparation and certification. To what extent are history teachers prepared and certified to teach the discipline? This Digest discusses (1) general findings about out-of-field teaching, (2) findings about state teacher certification requirements, (3) findings about content standards for teacher preparation and licensure, and (4) recommendations for improving preparation and certification requirements for history teachers.

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