ERIC Number: ED370945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Teacher Program. Report to the General Assembly, 1993-94.
Rollins, Billie; Campbell, Eugene
Colorado's Alternative Teacher Program, mandated by the State in 1991, enables persons with bachelors' 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 (CDE) issues a 1-year alternative certificate when an approved candidate is employed. The certificate enables the individual to work as a teacher 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 alternative teacher completes 225 clock hours of professional preparation. Prior to July of 1994, 5-year standard teaching certificates were issued to teachers upon completion of the program. After July 1, alternative teachers who successfully complete the program will be issued a 3-year Provisional Teacher License. This second annual report provides a framework for examining program development, site-based training organizations, the 40 alternative teachers employed in approved alternative programs 1993-94, and program operation information. The document concludes with a discussion of concerns identified by the CDE with respect to the program's future, including implications of reductions in school funding. (LL)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Apprenticeships, Beginning Teachers, College Graduates, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Nontraditional Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Employment, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.