This study was conducted to see what changes have occurred in the preparation and credentialing of postsecondary technical faculty. The specific objectives of this study were: (a) to describe current credentialing requirements for two-year college technical instructors; (b) to describe program requirements for postsecondary technical teacher education programs; and (c) to compare changes that have occurred since prior studies. Since 1990 there has been a decline in the number of states that have credentialing requirements—down from 19 to 11 in 2006. The number of programs that prepare postsecondary technical faculty appears to be stable at a time of anticipated shortage of two-year technical faculty.
Olson, Susan J. and Spidell, Cathy M.
"An Update: Preparation and Credentialing Requirements of Two-Year College Technical Instructors: A National Study,"
Journal of STEM Teacher Education: Vol. 44
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/jste/vol44/iss4/6