ERIC Number: ED343896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Alternative Routes for Teacher Certification.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This publication presents a series of charts, designed for quick reference, which describe the status of alternative teacher certification routes in each of the 50 states. The charts were prepared in response to an increasing number of inquiries from educators, policy makers, and the public. Information was gathered by telephone surveys of state departments of education in every state. The charts provide the following information: (1) nontraditional ways in which teachers are entering classrooms; (2) clarification of requirements for alternative certification; (3) the filling of teaching positions in the critical needs areas of science, mathematics, or foreign languages (in most cases emergency certification is granted on a temporary basis); and (4) requirements for clinical experience and additional classroom requirements for certification. In order to assist in national trend analysis, a summary of state data is included which provides information with respect to states that allow emergency certification for shortage areas, require clinical experience, or have evaluated their alternative routes for teacher certification. (LL)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Charts, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys, Required Courses, State Programs, State Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage
Education Commission of the States Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (No. TE-90-5, $3.00 plus handling and shipping, $1.75).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.