ERIC Number: EJ775468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 7
Alternative Routes to Certify Career and Technical Education Teachers
Sander, Kristina L.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v82 n6 p31-33 Sep 2007
In this article, the author discusses alternative routes to certify career and technical education teachers. Meeting the demand for qualified teachers is a challenge in all areas of education. One solution being utilized is the implementation of alternative certification (AC) programs which give individuals opportunities to earn their teaching certificates in abbreviated periods of time--often teaching while they complete program requirements. AC programs typically involve some period of intensive, condensed academic coursework or training; a period of supervised on-the-job training; and candidates are typically expected to pass certification tests to become fully certified. For effective programming, educational institutions must ensure that the structure of the teacher preparation program--whether traditional or alternative--implements strategies to counter reasons for teacher attrition, and creates evaluative tools for determining the effectiveness of teacher preparation.
Descriptors: Technical Education, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, On the Job Training, Alternative Teacher Certification, Preservice Teacher Education
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A