The influence of early childhood teacher certification on kindergarten and first-grade students’ academic outcomes

  title={The influence of early childhood teacher certification on kindergarten and first-grade students’ academic outcomes},
  author={Alison Hooper},
  journal={Early Child Development and Care},
  pages={1419 - 1430}
  • Alison Hooper
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Early Child Development and Care
ABSTRACT There is considerable variation in state policies related to the certification required for teachers in kindergarten and first grade, and relatively little is known about these policies’ effects on student learning. This study considers whether children who have kindergarten and first-grade teachers with certification in early childhood education (ECE) experience greater gains in reading and math compared to children whose teachers have only elementary education certification, using… Expand
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