ERIC Number: ED452767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Solving Teacher Shortages through License Reciprocity. A Report of the SHEEO Project.
Curran, Bridget; Abrahams, Camille; Clarke, Theresa
This study examined state teacher licensure requirements and the extent to which there is reciprocity of these credentials across state lines. Receiving states often do not recognize out-of-state teacher licenses. True teacher license reciprocity is rare. For national leaders interested in facilitating the portability of teacher licenses, suggestions are offered to ensure that only qualified teachers are working in schools. Suggestions are also offered for creating incentives that will facilitate the recruitment and hiring of experienced teachers in communities where there is critical need and high demand. State strategies for addressing the issue of license reciprocity include: (1) recognize licenses awarded by other states; (2) cooperate with other states to adopt compatible standards for teacher preparation and licensure; (3) develop a comprehensive strategy to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers that includes license reciprocity; and (4) develop data systems that will help assess teacher quality and the effectiveness of teacher recruitment strategies and licensure policies. An appendix contains a chart showing state licensure recognition policies. (Contains 16 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.