ERIC Number: ED360312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Alternative Teacher Program. Report to the General Assembly 1992-93.
Rollins, Billie; Campbell, Eugene
This report describes the Colorado Alternative Teacher Program, mandated by the state, that enables individuals with bachelor's degrees to enter approved alternative teacher certification programs developed by school districts, boards of cooperative services, independent schools, and institutions of higher education. The Colorado Department of Education issues a one-year alternative certificate when an approved candidate is employed. The certificate enables the individual to be employed as a teacher and to participate in the school-based experience under the supervision of a master/mentor teacher, building principal, and representative of an approved institution of higher education. During the 1-year training and supervision program, the teacher completes 225 clock hours of professional preparation. Alternative teachers who complete the program are issued a standard general teacher certificate valid for 5 years and renewable. The report provides a framework for examining: program development; site-based training organizations; the 44 alternative teachers employed in approved alternative programs for the 1992-93 school year; and information concerning the program's operation for the 1992-93 school year. The document concludes with a discussion of concerns identified by the Colorado State Department of Education with respect to the program's future. (LL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Alternative Teacher Certification, Apprenticeships, Beginning Teachers, College Graduates, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Teacher Employment
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.