This study provides a formative evaluation of the transition from a traditional four-year bachelor's level elementary education program to a fifth year master of education (MEd) program on a regional campus of a major research university. For a three-year period the newly instituted MEd program ran concurrently with the bachelor's certification program while this traditional program was being phased out. Comparisons of teaching placement rates for both groups indicated the MEd group had a placement rate twice as high as the bachelor's graduates. Other factors analyzed include enrollment patterns, student profiles, staffing and cost implications, and relationships with teachers and administrators in the schools providing field and student teaching placements.
"Transition to Graduate Level Elementary Teacher Preparation: A Formative Analysis,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 9:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol9/iss2/10