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    Maryland Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC) Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. •Valid for two years • Issued to an applicant who has been selected by a local school system to participate in an alternative teacher preparation program. Conditional Certificate (COND) • Valid for two years • Issued only at the request of a local school system superintendent to an ...
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    Delaware Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Delaware ARTC (Alternative Routes to Certification) Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Under the Delaware ARTC program, individuals with college degrees in selected secondary school subjects may be hired by a public or charter secondary school and complete certification requirements during the first year of teaching -- through a 12- to 18-month, state-approved program of classes and seminars ...
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    D.C. Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Certificate: Regular I Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education and passed the relevant Praxis exams. D.C. Department of Education Learn more about teaching careers in this state.
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    Florida Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. If you've made the decision to teach, you will need to decide the subject that you want to teach and begin the process by applying for a Florida Temporary Certificate in that subject. The Bureau of Educator Certification will only evaluate your eligibility in the subject/s you request on your application form. ...
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    Georgia Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Alternative Routes Obtaining a Georgia certificate while you work as an educator. Designed for "career switchers" who already hold degrees and have various life experiences, as well as former educators with expired or invalid certificates who wish to return to the classroom. These routes are not limited to, but are of particular ...
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    Hawaii Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Special Permit A one-year Career and Technical Education Limited Duty Special Permit may be renewable annually for no more than five (5) years to an applicant who: 1. Is recommended by the Hawaii Department of Education to provide instruction in career and technical education in Hawaii public schools; 2. Holds a valid ...
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    Idaho Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The purpose of this program is to provide an alternative for individuals to become certificated teachers in Idaho without following a standard teacher education program. Individuals who are currently employed as para-educators, individuals who are currently certificated to teach but who are in need of emergency certification in another area, and individuals ...
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    Illinois Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and have related work experience may be interested in one of Illinois’ Alternate Certification Programs. There are three alternative certification routes for preparing teachers and an administrative route for preparing school superintendents. 1. Alternative Teacher Certification (105 ILCS ...
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    Minnesota Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Licensure Via Portfolio Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Licensure via Portfolio provides an alternative pathway to a full professional Minnesota education license. The portfolio process assesses knowledge, skills and competencies of license applicants who have not completed an approved teacher preparation program in Minnesota in the licensure field being sought. Current licensure standards and procedures, which assess ...
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    Mississippi Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. If you already have a bachelor's degree but did not complete a teacher education program that included student teaching, you can still be a teacher in Mississippi. Mississippi has four approved Alternate Route Programs that lead to teacher certification. You must complete one of these programs. They are: · Master of Arts ...
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    Missouri Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Provisional – This is a two-year, nonrenewable certificate for educators who lack a few hours of meeting all the requirements for full certification. The largest numbers of provisional certificates are issued to individuals who are enrolled in a college- based alternative/innovative program, have not yet passed their required Praxis test, or are ...
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    Nebraska Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Trades Certificate Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The trades certificate is issued to persons who have a career skill that is included in the school curriculum. The certificate must carry the name of the area of specialization - this is called the 'endorsement'. The Trades Certificate allows teaching only in the area of endorsement. Endorsements are available ...
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    Nevada Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Special Licenses endorsements include special education, administration, counseling, library, business and industry, and other selected teaching areas. Business and industry endorsements require six semester hours of professional occupational courses and five years of work experience in the area of endorsement. All other endorsements under the special license require a degree and specific ...
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    New Hampshire Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    ALTERNATIVES FOR CERTIFICATION: Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Alternative 1 A process whereby the New Hampshire State Board of Education approves programs of professional preparation in education and the chairperson of the Education Department of each institution recommends certification to the Bureau of Credentialing. Louise Miller, lmiller @ed.state.nh.us, (603) 271-2408 (NH Approved Programs) Credentializing Forms Alternative 2 ...
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    South Carolina Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    ABCTE Alternate Route Certification Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. South Carolina Certification Requirements for ABCTE Certified Teachers An ABCTE applicant for South Carolina certification will receive a South Carolina statement of eligibility. Upon confirming an offer of employment as a teacher in a South Carolina public school, a one year South Carolina Alternate Route Certificate will be ...
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    South Dakota Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The alternative certification process is administered by the Department of Education. The alternative certification program is limited to content areas issued at the approved education program level. Elementary education programs will not be available in the alternative certification process beginning on July 1, 2003, and thereafter. Outline of the Alternative Certification Programs ...
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    Tennessee Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Apprentice Occupational Education License Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. An Apprentice Occupational Education License may be issued to individuals who meet requirements in the area of Health Science or Trade and Industry. Click for a listing of Occupational Education License endorsement areas currently available in Tennessee. The Health Science educator must document three years of full-time successful ...
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    Texas Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    What are the basic requirements for becoming a teacher in Texas? Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Texas institutions do not offer a degree in education. Every teacher must have an academic major, as well as teacher training courses. The only exemption from the degree requirement ...
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    Utah Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Routes to Licensure Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. (Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Secondary Education only. For Special Education see the Special Education web site.) Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) is a teacher preparation program for individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Qualified candidates who wish to teach in an accredited secondary school ...
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    Vermont Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    ALTERNATE LICENSURE ROUTE (PEER REVIEW) Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Most individuals wishing to become licensed as teachers or administrators have graduated from state approved preparation programs and received a recommendation for licensure from their institution. Vermont has created an "alternative route to licensure" for those who wish to become licensed educators but have not completed a ...
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