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Wayne State University College of Education Teachers’ Corps Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000308

Scope and Content

Important subjects in the collection: African Studies Afro-American Studies College of Education Cycle I Cycle II Cycle III Cycle IV Cycle V Cycle VII Detroit Consortium for Urban Teacher Training Detroit Public Schools Director's Council Ferndale Public Schools Inkster Public Schools Livonia Public Schools National Defense Education Act Institute Pontiac Public Schools

Dates

  • 1950 - 1977
  • Majority of material found within 1966 - 1973

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

History

The Teacher Corps was a national organization created in the 1960s. Its goal was to remedy the teacher shortage in poorer school districts. The National Defense Education Act Institute funded this program. The Wayne State University program, sponsored by the College of Education, attempted to generate interest in the Detroit area inner city schools with the hope of recruitment. The interns selected for the Wayne State University Teacher's Corps were not required to have Bachelor's degrees in education, only an interest in teaching. Teacher Corps interns would work on a Master's in Education while simultaneously gaining practical teaching experience by working with a team of other interns in teaching in the Detroit Public Schools.

The College of Education identified incoming groups of interns by cycles or approximate entrance and exit dates to the program. Teacher Corps' internships lasted approximately two to three years. Each class of interns was divided into smaller groups called teams. Each team consisted of a group of interns and a more experienced team leader who would work together to create classroom lesson plans and participate in workshops to improve teaching methodology.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (8 SB)

Abstract

The Teachers’ Corps was a national organization created in the 1960’s. Its goal was to remedy the teacher shortage in poorer school districts. The program was funded by the National Defense Education Act Institute.The Wayne State University program, sponsored by the College of Education, attempted to generate interest in the Detroit area inner city schools with the hope of recruitment. The interns selected for the WSU Teachers Corps were not required to have four-year degrees in education, only an interest in teaching. Teacher Corps interns would work on a degree in Education while simultaneously gaining practical teaching experience by working with a team of other interns in teaching in the Detroit Public Schools.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by cycles, chronologically within the cycles and alphabetically within the dates in the cycles. The collection has information about Cycles I-V, predominantly on Cycle V, approximately seven folders on Cycle VII, and no information about Cycle VI.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University College of Education Teachers’ Corps Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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Detroit MI 48202 USA