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Abstract

Baccalaureate health occupations teacher education programs may not have prepared their baccalaureate graduates for the dual role of Teacher/Administrator. Since a major portion of these graduates function at the post-secondary level, a teacher or administrative license is not required in most states. To prepare them for this role, this article proposes units of instruction such as (a) recruitment and public relations, (b) student records and documentation, (c) teachers’ legal rights, (d) self-study and accreditation process, (e) certification or licensure, (f) contracts, (g) equipment purchases, (h) placement, (i) alumni chapters and advisory committees, (j) inservice or continuing education programs, (k) student organizations and (1) proposal writing. Arguments presented on the basis of observation and experience suggest many health occupations programs should maintain a staff including one or two teachers who also function as program administrators.

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