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    Alternative Routes to Certification

    "Alternative" in what ways? Instead of drawing primarily from the traditional pool of teacher preparation candidates which consists mainly of college students and recent graduates, alternative route programs cast a broader net, making efforts to attract older, non-traditional candidates who come to the program already well-versed in the content they want to teach. Because novice educators in these programs can begin ...
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    Arkansas Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Non-Traditional Licensure Program (NTLP) Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Arkansas Department of Education Non-Traditional Licensure Program (NTLP), a progressive and innovative program, prepares eligible candidates to be teachers of record while completing requirements to receive an initial or standard Arkansas teaching license. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) ...
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    Arizona Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Secondary Path to Certification Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Alternative Secondary Path to Certification (ASPC) Program Components • Funded by the Transition to Teaching grant from the US Dept. of Education • May be eligible for tuition reimbursement • Application, prescreening and formal interview process • Pre-service training • Participants are employed as a full-time Teacher ...
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    Alaska Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    TYPE M LIMITED CERTIFICATE Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. If you can demonstrate subject matter expertise and teaching competency as verified by the local school district, but do not have a bachelor’s degree because such a program is not sufficiently available, you may be eligible for a Limited Certificate in one of these specialty areas: 1. ...
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    California Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    DISTRICT INTERN CREDENTIALS Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The District Intern program provides an alternative route to earning a teaching credential. The District Intern Credential with grades K-8 authorizes the holder to teach in a self-contained classroom such as the classrooms found in most elementary schools. In addition, the holder may serve in a core or team ...
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    Colordao Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    One Year Alternative Teacher Licensing Program Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Alternative Teacher Licensing Program is offered state-wide. Candidates teach full-time under the supervision of a professional support team, while taking educational coursework from a Designated Agency. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for an Initial Colorado Teacher’s License. Two Year Teacher ...
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    Connecticut Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Interim Educator Certificate Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The interim educator certificate may be issued at the initial or provisional level and is valid for one calendar year. A nonrenewable interim certificate may be issued with test deferrals and in some cases with a deficiency for the required special education course. A renewable interim educator certificate may ...
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    Kentucky Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Kentucky General Assembly has enacted alternative routes to teacher and administrator certification for persons who have demonstrated exceptional work and/or educational experiences. The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is the state agency that establishes standards and procedures for the alternative route options. The EPSB provides technical assistance to qualifying individuals who ...
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    Louisiana Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Alternate State Routes to Teaching: Practitioner Licenses Practitioner Licenses may be issued for one (1) school year, renewed annually and held a maximum of three (3) years while the holder completes an approved alternate program. PL 1 - Practitioner Program: applications must be submitted to the Department by the Program Provider. PL ...
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    Maine Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Conditional Certificate for Elementary Endorsement Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. (a) Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, in accordance with Chapter 115 Part I Section 4.4 (see below) (b) Completed a minimum of six semester hours in each of the following: liberal arts English, liberal arts mathematics, liberal arts science, and liberal arts ...
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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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    Massachusetts Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Preliminary License Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Valid for 5 years of employment For people who have not completed Approved Educator Preparation Program Requires • A Bachelor's Degree • Passing Score(s) on MTEL • Additional Coursework for Some Licenses Professional License Valid for 5 calendar years Requires • 3 Years of Employment Under an Initial License • ...
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    Michigan Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Professional/Occupational Education Certificate Renewal Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. (Renewal is valid for up to 5 years) • Requires completion of 6 semester hours at any four-year or community college listed in the Directory of Michigan Institutions of Higher Education, or 18 State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs) or a combination of the two (3 SB-CEUs are ...
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    North Dakota Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternate License (One-Year): Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Issued in a documented shortage area. License is initiated by a letter from the local school administrator indicating the search for a qualified applicant and the desire for this license to be issued. Requirements include the completed application as per number 2 (click link below), a bachelor of arts ...
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    Ohio Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Paths to Teacher Licensure Requirements Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Center for the Teaching Profession is committed to the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers and principals, expanding the pool of capable teachers and principals and making it easier for Ohio schools to hire and retain good teachers. Alternative paths to teacher licensure permit qualified ...
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    Oklahoma Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Oklahoma Non-Traditional Teacher Licensure Program Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Oklahoma State Department of Education's Non-Traditional Teacher Licensure Program was created to prepare qualified individuals to meet the need for teachers in critical shortage subject areas across the state. Recognizing that professional experience, knowledge, and previous career successes can positively impact the lives of students, the ...
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    Oregon Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    NCLB Alternative Route Teaching License Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The NCLB Alternative Route Teaching License is issued to an applicant who has not completed an approved teacher education program but who can demonstrate subject-matter competency as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The license is only valid in the district that co-applies ...
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    Pennsylvania Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Teacher Intern Certification Program Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Pennsylvania Teacher Intern Certification Program is specifically designed for individuals who possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. Currently, the program is offered in 37 approved colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. What are the entrance and exit criteria for the Intern Program? 1. To enroll in a ...
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    Wyoming Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Licensure Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Wyoming has an alternative program for secondary licensure through the Northern Plains Transition to Teaching program located at Montana State University-Bozeman. This program is funded by a federal grant and allows individuals to work in a Wyoming School district while they obtain their teaching license. The program requires a bachelor's ...
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    Montana Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Class 5: Alternative Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Alternative LIcensure is for candidates who are: Entry level license for candidates who might meet some but not all of the above requirements for the Class 1, 2, 3 or 6 licenses. Class 5 Licensees sign a Plan of Professional Intent agreeing to complete their deficiencies within 3 years. ...
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