ERIC Number: ED479417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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"Be All That You Can Be"--Again: South Carolina Troops-to-Teachers Coalition Alternative Route to Teacher Certification ("T3 ARC").
Dunlap, Nancy Cassity
The South Carolina T3 (Troops-to-Teachers) Coalition Alternative Route to Teacher Certification (ARC) Coalition postbaccalaureate program is designed to provide requisite training and credentialing for retiring military personnel to become teachers, in the schools most in need. This program offers an opportunity to prepare for a teaching career while working in a current job. Incorporating a unique blend of online instruction and hands-on practical experiences, the program is accessible around the clock and around the world. Participants may begin training within 2 years of retirement, and, through special Proviso by the state legislature, they will be classified as resident students at the four partner universities. The curriculum, grounded in a documentable knowledge base, reflects what a new, second-career professional needs to know and be able to do to become a successful teacher. Featuring a robust curriculum, a powerful e-learning delivery mode, a strong research/evaluation component, a year-long paid internship, and 2 years of follow-up with skilled mentor teachers, this program has the capacity for ameliorating the teacher shortage in South Carolina and elsewhere. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Credentials, Distance Education, Educational Development, Military Personnel, Online Systems, Professional Training, Program Development, Teacher Education, Training Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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