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Innovation in Rural Teacher Education: Using Technology to Reach Rural Early Childhood Professionals Seeking Teaching Degrees
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, , Southwest Minnesota State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper is a report on how one university uses technology to provide access to early childhood education for non-traditional pre-service students in rural areas of Minnesota. Southwest Minnesota State University, in partnership with several Minnesota community and technical colleges with early childhood programs, provides upper level undergraduate courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education via interactive television and through online and blended formats. Students typically attend two classes held one night per week at their home campus for four semesters. Student teaching is completed during the fifth and final semester of the degree.

Citation

Beach, M. & Stefanick, P. (2009). Innovation in Rural Teacher Education: Using Technology to Reach Rural Early Childhood Professionals Seeking Teaching Degrees. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3239-3240). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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