Vacha, Dr. Kathryn part 1(tape #13 side b)

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Tape stock length: 90 min
Running Time: 45 min



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Dr. Vacha talks about the many different ways in which WCSU offered certification programs for teachers. She also talks about WCSU and how it was dealing with the changing gender roles of the time period.
Label Contents: 10/13/1976

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Friel, Jack


Vacha, Dr. Kathryn


Running Time: 45 min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: Assistant. Director of graduate studies and professor of education; B.A. from University of Iowa, Masters and PhD at Columbia;
10-20 Min: the time-line for WCSU name changes from Danbury state teachers college to Danbury state college in 1967 and western Connecticut state college in 1970; cooperative teacher education program between WCSU and the town of Darien, purpose was to help people with B.a.'s not in education get their teaching certificate; She both taught and supervised the program; ipcg= intensive program for college graduates. Another program was designed to help college graduates get their certification to teach elementary school. This program operated under the rule that those who completed it were required to teach in Connecticut for 1 year after completing the program;
20-30 Min: The sixth year certificate is a program that is a year longer than a masters degree program;
30-40 Min: personal banter not related to WCSU
40-50 Min: the development of courses pertaining specifically to women, courses that deal with the changing roles of both women and men in the current society; there was a program that was very much like the Darien one in Westport at the same time;


Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “Vacha, Dr. Kathryn part 1(tape #13 side b).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 14 Nov. 2019.


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