Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
David L. McCrory.
Recent reports show a projected teacher shortage of certified foreign language teachers in West Virginia over the next five to ten years. To facilitate initial certification and re-certification, alternative means of earning and maintaining certification could be needed. The study investigated if, in a rural state like West Virginia, teachers perceive on-line courses to be a viable resource for professional development such as earning certification. The study found that teachers do not view on-line courses as a resource for professional development. This was because teachers perceive their professional development needs as language proficiency development and language teaching methodology. These were not perceived to be areas of learning that could be delivered in an on-line format.
Gallivan, Kathleen, "Do on-line courses support certification needs for West Virginia K--12 teachers of Spanish?" (2007). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2767.