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June 30, 2013

UW-Whitewater education program criticized in national study

Samantha Jacquest:

A national study that gave UW-Whitewater teacher education a low score was incomplete and shallow, the dean of education at the school said.

"They never talked to our students, and they never interviewed student teachers or principals to find out how our students were doing," said Katy Heyning, dean of the UW-Whitewater College of Education and Professional Studies.

"It's a very incomplete picture in terms of what they were looking at, so I don't know how they can possibly understand our program," she said.

Kate Walsh, president of National Council on Teacher Quality, said the Teacher Prep Review gives a "pretty good indication" of teachers UW-Whitewater and other schools are turning out.

The study released Tuesday judged the quality of teacher training programs across the nation, analyzing course documents, state laws and requirements and school districts' needs for teachers.

Much more here and here.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at June 30, 2013 12:41 AM
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