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ERIC Number: ED531926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Alternative Route Special Education Certification Programs: An Opportunity for School-University Partnerships. Induction Insights. Supporting Special Education Teachers - Teacher Educators [TEII-4]
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development
The majority of Alternative Route Certification (ARC) programs are designed to fill personnel needs in either a certain discipline (e.g., special education teachers) or in specific geographic areas (e.g., rural, urban). ARC programs provide access to a teaching credential by circumventing traditional preservice preparation. In general, ARC programs tend to differ from traditional programs in the following ways: (1) Length and structure of the program; (2) Delivery mode; and (3) Candidate population. Partnerships between higher education teacher preparation faculty and school faculty can enhance the efficacy of ARC programs. In fact, there is some evidence that more ARC candidates who participate in programs characterized by strong partnerships tend to remain in special education positions than do those candidates who participate in stand-alone district-sponsored programs. In general, they report feeling prepared to teach, and principals give them high marks. This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities associated with ARC partnerships.
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development. 1403 Norman Hall, P.O. Box 117050, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: 352- 273-4259; Fax: 352-392-5929; e-mail: NCIPP@coe.ufl.edu; Web site: http://ncipp.education.ufl.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development (NCIPP)