My undergrad teacher "training" was a complete joke in academic terms. What I hear now coming out of that school is that it's a "diploma mill" convincing kids that there's a HUGE shortage of teachers around here -when in fact the opposite is true.
See, what happened here is this - this little "college" noticed what their money ball could be - advanced education degrees - because being centrally located between major cities, and with the new manditory laws for teachers to get more advanced training and degrees, people would flock here - as opposed to going to Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, Bowling Green, etc - making the drive shorter. And by God and Sonny Jesus, is the money ever rolling in!
But again, the "education" department is a diploma mill. The even have a DOCTORATE program now! Pay the tuition, and you too could put P.hD after your name! And the thing that pisses me off is that these people THINK they are intellectuals, when they can't go toe to toe with people with real degrees from real colleges and universities.
I could go into millions of examples of what a farce it is. But again, I'm smart enough to realize that there are those out there getting good teacher training and advanced degrees. But this is why I decided to go to a credible university to get my masters in my content area......................