Friday, March 8, 2013

Obama Proposal Raises Issue of Pre-K Teacher Prep

Obama Proposal Raises Issue of Pre-K Teacher Prep

Should Pre-K teachers be required to earn at least a Bachelor's degree in order to be considered "highly qualified"?

They talk about the difference between being credentialed and keeping with good practice. If learning is a life-long journey, does earning credentials create a ceiling discouraging continuing education/professional development or does it motivate teachers to gain more knowledge through earning more credentials (degrees, endorsements, PLUs, etc)?

We are in desperate need of more Pre-K teachers. Do you think this new policy may discourage the recruitment and retention of current Pre-K teachers?

What's your take on this? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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