Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)



First Advisor

Vicki Olson

Second Advisor

Joseph Erickson


This thesis evaluates the Augsburg College Teachers of Color Program in several crucial areas (based on "The Seven Essential Elements of a Successful Urban [Alternative] Licensure Program" model). These areas include the selection and screening of candidates, the combination of theory and practice, collaborative partnerships, information sharing (communication among all parties), professional and pedagogical studies (curriculum), attitudes and perception of new teachers, and supervision and mentoring (school and college mentoring). The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate to what extent the Augsburg College Teachers of Color Program (ACTOCP) approaches the seven essential characteristics of a successful urban teacher licensure program The methodology involved the development and use of a survey that addressed the seven areas of study; of the 37 ACTOCP students who were identified, 2l past and current students participated in this assessment by answering the survey. Additional background information was obtained from other individuals associated with the program. The data gathered from these surveys has been compiled, analyzed, grouped into the seven areas of study, and compared against the model used to determine the effectiveness of the program. Recommendations for the ACTOCP based on the data are proposed for future consideration.


SC 11.MAE.1999.Echavez.E