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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
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Saffold, Felicia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
As the former director of the Compton Fellowship Program, the author has an in-depth knowledge about the program. When she left the position in 1997, she became interested in doing research on the impact of the program. The author knew that she would filter the events and situations that took place through a lens which would influence her…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Fellowships, Mentors, Program Design