Faculty Publications and Presentations

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Document Type



Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Teacher Education and Professional Development


Published in The Teacher Educators’ Journal, vol. 17, pages 41-56.


This study examines preservice second-career teachers (SCTs), their motivations for switching careers, and their perceptions of the profession. Participants were graduate students in a blended online-residential Master of Arts in Teaching program (n=311). Profiles, characteristics, motivations, and perceptions were explored using the FIT-Choice (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice) Scale and focus groups.