The Development of Pre-service Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs

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January 2013


The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational psychology/secondary methods block course in a teacher education program through an examination of the change in pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Participants were approximately 321 secondary pre-service teachers enrolled in a secondary methods/educational psychology block course in a Midwestern university. Participants rated their degree of confidence in their current ability to perform each teaching task by recording a number from 1 (cannot do at all) to 6 (highly certain can do). Results, subsequent administration, and recommendations to improve block course effectiveness will be addressed.