ERIC Number: ED481393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
ARTC: Alternative Routes to Certification. Report to the Delaware Department of Education, April 2001.
Hughes, Linda A.; Sianjina, Rayton R.
This report presents data on participants in Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification (ARTC) in Delaware. During the first 4 years (1997-00), ARTC participation was very broad statewide. The program became increasingly helpful to districts in identifying candidates for hard-to-fill positions. About half of the candidates in the last two cohorts were recruited and advised through ARTC. Since 1997, 120 candidates were enrolled, with 49 percent completing their ARTC courses, 33 percent still enrolled, and 18 percent withdrawing, resigning, or not renewed by their districts. Candidates were evenly balanced by gender and were 27 percent minority. Most were in their 30s, working in high school, and coming directly from other careers in business and industry. A survey of supervisors of graduates of the first three cohorts indicated that ARTC teachers were staying in Delaware, obtaining certification, performing as well as or better than other beginning teachers, and rated "strong" across a variety of domains of teaching performance. The 25-percent attrition rate was comparable to the national rate for first year teachers. Five appendixes include: district and school participation (1997-00 cohorts); profile of candidates (1997-00 cohorts); comparison of graduates and non-graduates; profile of ARTC graduates (1997-99 cohorts); and survey of supervisors of ARTC graduates (February 2001). (SM)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Persistence
For full text: http://www.udel.edu/artc/documents/2001AprilReporttoDOE.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.; Delaware Univ., Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware