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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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    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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    New York Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. New York State offers several different alternate routes of obtaining certification: Transitional A Classroom teaching certificate issued to a school district to permit the employment of an individual in a specific career and technical education title (in agriculture, health, or a trade) who does not meet the requirements for an Initial certificate, ...
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    Alabama Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. After speaking to someone in the certification office in Alabama, I confirmed that this information is not available on their website. However, if you phone the certification office, they will send you the information listed below for reference. Alternative Baccalaureate-Level Certificate (Supplement ABC) Special Alternative Certificate (Supplement SAC) To receive a application ...
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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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    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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    Indiana Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Transition to Teaching Elementary School Teacher (Grades K-6) In order to be considered highly qualified, elementary and special education teachers who are the primary instructors of elementary content must have: 1) Earned a bachelor’s degree; and 2) Enrolled in a transition to teaching program and have a transition to teaching permit; and ...
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    Iowa Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Teacher Intern License (Alternative Licensure) Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Board of Educational Examiners adopted rules to create a teacher intern license which allows an individual who possesses a baccalaureate degree and who meets other requirements an opportunity to become a high school teacher. In order to qualify for a teacher intern license an applicant must: ...
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    Kansas Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Restricted Teaching License Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Restricted Teaching License Alternative Pathway* is intended to respond to school districts’ needs in hiring qualified, licensed teachers. It is designed to recruit mid-career professionals who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a content area they want to teach and who are seeking a career change. This ...
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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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    New Jersey Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    ALTERNATE ROUTE Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Alternate Route program is a non-traditional teacher preparation program designed for those individuals who HAVE NOT completed a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university, but wish to obtain the necessary training to become a NJ certified teacher. Completing the Alternate Route program requires that the ...
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    New Mexico Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. New Mexico has differing requirements for the following levels of education: (click on the link to see the requirements) Administrators Post Secondary Experienced Alternative Adminstrator Pre K-12 Teachers Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3 Approved Program | OPAL | Post Secondary Experienced Elementary K-8 Approved Program | OPAL | Post Secondary Experienced Middle Level ...
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    North Carolina Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    LATERAL ENTRY FOR TEACHERS Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Licensure Section of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is pleased to assist candidates for lateral entry with information on how to enter the teaching profession. Lateral entry is an "alternate" route to teaching for qualified individuals outside of the public education system. Lateral entry allows ...
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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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    Virginia Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Licensure Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. An individual who is employed by a Virginia school division or nonpublic school can be issued a three-year, nonrenewable provisional license upon the request of the Virginia employing educational agency if the individual: holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and satisfies one or more specific endorsement areas ...
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    Washington Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Limited Teaching Certificates Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. For those who do not qualify for a regular teaching certificate, there are several limited certificates available to meet the needs of employers. Contracted Teaching: Conditional Teacher Emergency Teacher Transitional Teacher *NOTE: Individuals can only request these certificates if a school district or private school employer requests it. In ...
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    West Virginia Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Transition to Teaching, Training Tailored for the 21st Century Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Transition to Teaching Project is a federally funded program that will work with targeted West Virginia school districts to place and certify qualifying participants in the classroom through an alternative path. Early in the process, participants will start teaching in a critical ...
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    Wisconsin Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Improvement Program
Teaching Internships Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Wisconsin Improvement Program (WIP) is a consortium of teacher preparation institutions and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The purpose of WIP is to promote and encourage the education and professional development of teachers throughout their career. Promising teacher interns are placed in school districts with experienced ...
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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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