The U.S. Department of Education declared that all states and schools should have clear standards on how achievement and accountability for all children should be reached, and effective strategies for reaching those standards. Is set J-Ideas has researched and compiled these state standards and investigated what states provide educational standards in the field of journalism.
We have created an easy-to-read breakdown of educational standards created by each state. More importantly, we have researched if each state has developed teaching standards for journalism.
All 50 states have developed general state standards to be followed by educators. Each state has created guidelines in prominent subjects such as fine arts, language arts, math, science, social studies and technology. Each states standards differs in educational goals, subject breakdown and additional subject areas. Student learning guidelines also differ by state. These guidelines are designed to help the student achieve goals set by each state standard.
We found that there are few states that have created teaching standards for journalism. Most of the states that have defined standards for journalism, base these standards within the Language Arts curriculum.
We have also uncovered which states require teaching endorsements in journalism, if at all. Within each table is contact information for each states Department of Education, as well as their respective website address.
It should also be noted that the Journalism Education Association (JEA) has created a set of standards for Journalism educators. One can access these standards at: http://jea.org/resources/standards.html.
For more information on journalism standards, be sure to check out these sites:
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Education World: National and State Standards