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1. Sermon, Tracy E. A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation.

Degree: PhD, School of Teacher Education and Leadership, 2014, Utah State University

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of preservice students completing their associate’s degree (AS) in early childhood education (ECE). My intent was to discover, from the preservice teacher’s perspective, what skills and knowledge preservice students consider necessary to teach young children. I was also interested in how they viewed their professional preparation at the completion of their AS program. The methods included participant interviews, documents and assignments completed by students, and program contextual data (faculty focus group and program documents). Seven themes were identified that represented the student’s perceptions of the skills and knowledge needed for working with young children (child development, learning environment, guidance, curriculum, teaching, assessment and experiences with children). All students reported the development of knowledge and skills through their participation in the ECE program. Each of these themes identified student support and belief in the philosophy of developmentally appropriate practices. Three themes were identified that supported the overall perception of their professional development (reflection, National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC] New Teacher Standards, becoming a professional). All preservice students identified development of professional skills, and reported increased confidence in their preparation to be early childhood classroom teachers. All identified NAEYC New Teacher Standards as part of their professional development and understanding. This study provides the perspective of the AS degree seeking ECE preservice student. Little research is available on 2-year students. Further research in this area would aid in understanding and preparing teachers who are likely to work with the youngest in our society. Advisors/Committee Members: Martha Dever.

Subjects/Keywords: Preservice Teachers; Early Childhood Teacher Education Program; Professional Preparation; Associate of Science; Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Sermon, T. E. (2014). A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation. (Doctoral Dissertation). Utah State University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/3850

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sermon, Tracy E. “A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Utah State University. Accessed February 18, 2019. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/3850.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sermon, Tracy E. “A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation.” 2014. Web. 18 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Sermon TE. A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Utah State University; 2014. [cited 2019 Feb 18]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/3850.

Council of Science Editors:

Sermon TE. A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Utah State University; 2014. Available from: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/3850

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