Preservice Second-Career Teachers in a Blended Online-Residential Preparation Program: Profiling Characteristics and Motivations
Presented at the Virginia Educational Research Association. Charlottesville, VA. Sep. 2009.
This study examines preservice second-career teachers (SCTs), their motivations for switching careers, and their perceptions of the profession. Participants were graduate students in a blended online-residential Master of Arts in Teaching program (n=311). Profiles, characteristics, motivations, and perceptions were explored using the FIT-Choice (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice) Scale and focus groups.
Samuel J. Smith and John J. Pantana. "Preservice Second-Career Teachers in a Blended Online-Residential Preparation Program: Profiling Characteristics and Motivations" Virginia Educational Research Association.. Sep. 2009.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_pantana/10
Paper distributed with the accompanying PowerPoint at the Charlotesville, VA, 2009, Conference of the Virginia Educational Research Association (VERA).