ERIC Number: ED324311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Ensuring High Standards in Nontraditional Routes to Licensure.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
This booklet sets forth the position of the National Education Association on nontraditional routes to teacher licensure. The value of alternative preparation programs is acknowledged, provided that they prepare individuals to meet the same standards for entry to the profession applicable to all other candidates. Two distinctions are made: (1) a nontraditional route does not lead to an "alternative license"; and (2) nontraditional routes are distinguished from traditional routes only in the target audience, the training design, and the length of training, not in program content, rigor, or expected outcomes. Details of a nontraditional program are discussed, and guidelines are presented for nontraditional routes to licensure. Guidelines are also offered for intern/mentor programs. (JD)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Mentors, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications
National Education Association, 120l 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.