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Title: To Teach or Not to Teach? Teaching Experience and Preparation Among 1992-1993 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 10 Years After College
Description: Using data from the 2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03), this report profiles 1992-93 bachelorís degree recipientsí experience with K-12 teaching in the subsequent 10 years, as well as their preparation for teaching. The analysis first compares current and former teachers in this cohort on several demographic and educational measures, and contrasts these groups with 1992-93 graduates who never taught. The report provides an overview of teachersí job satisfaction and, for those not teaching in 2002-03, the main reason for not teaching. The second section looks at graduatesí preparation for teaching, including the key steps of completing a teacher education program, serving as a student teacher, and earning certification. Finally, the report examines the main reasons graduates who never taught gave for deciding against teaching.
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Cover Date: July 2007
Web Release: July 31, 2007
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Publication #: NCES 2007163
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)
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