Douglas C. Sheppard (Ph.D., Univ. of Wisconsin) is Director of Foreign Language Teacher Training at West Virginia University. He has taught at SUNY, Buffalo, and at the Univ. of Montana, where he was Chairman of the foreign language department. Professor Sheppard is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Conference and is the Chairman of ACTFL's Professional Preparation Committee. Among his publications are: “Those Who Are About to Teach: Some Observations on Attitudes,” Langauge Federation Bulletin (Nov. 1968), “Educational Standards—Educational Politics,” with Albert Marckwardt and Michael Shugrue, Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Spring 1969), and “High School-College Intervisitation: Report of an Experiment and Recommendations for Similar Projects,” with Joseph M. Vocolo, MLJ (Nov. 1966).
Certifying Teachers of Modern Foreign Languages for American Public Schools—1969
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1970 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 609–618, May 1970
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Sheppard, D. C. (1970), Certifying Teachers of Modern Foreign Languages for American Public Schools—1969. Foreign Language Annals, 3: 609–618. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1970.tb01308.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT: In this survey of State certification practices and requirements for modern foreign languages, an attempt has been made not only to report the standard credit and hour requirements for various certificates and endorsements, but also to call attention to, and suggest the significance of, developments such as the “approved program” option, proficiency testing, FLES, reciprocity, licensing for differentiated staffing, and State-municipality relationships. The Modern Language Association of America last sponsored a study of this nature just ten years ago.