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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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    Step 2: DECIDE IF BECOMING A TEACHER IS RIGHT FOR YOU

    Being a teacher isn’t for everyone. Teaching does not come with a high salary, though it can come with high rewards. Many skills are required to become successful in a classroom. If you are selecting education as your first or second career, there are several qualities that are helpful to possess. Ask yourself the following questions. h4. Do you like people? ...
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    Summer Professional Development

    Summer Professional Development
    Andrea Hernandez threw this task at me and even called me out, saying that although I resigned from my teaching position, I still need to keep up on PD - she’s right! My task (read Andrea’s post to read the official meme) is to list 3 things that I plan to do for professional development this summer. Although I’m not returning ...
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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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    Step 3: FIND A DEGREE PROGRAM

    Teacher preparation programs exist in every state and usually cater to the state’s teaching requirements. Try to choose a program that offers a variety of options. If you enter your education experience wanting to be an elementary education major and change your mind, you want to have other options. Cost, location and degrees available will be important in choosing a school. ...
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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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    Step 4: CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATH

    If you are certain that an education career path is right for you, there are general education courses you can take while you decide your specific path. It will be vital you choose you a focus as soon as possible because each degree has required courses. h4. 1. Early Childhood Programs Early childhood programs prepare teachers to work in nursery schools, ...
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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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    Step 5: FIELD EXPERIENCE

    Once you are on your way to becoming a teacher, you’ll want to get out and get field experience. Look for situations that you might fit in best. What students do you work best with? h4. 1. Schools Visits Over the course of a degree program, you should have many opportunities to observe and research at local schools. Many programs require ...
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    Is Teacher Effectiveness Linked to Teacher Training?

    Is Teacher Effectiveness Linked to Teacher Training?
    Every year, thousands of new teachers pass through hundreds of different teacher preparation programs and are hired to teach in our nation’s schools. Most new teachers come from traditional route to certification (TC) programs, in which they complete all their certification requirements before beginning to teach. In recent years, however, as many as a third of new hires have come from ...
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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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    Step 6: PREPARE TO FIND A JOB

    Finding a job should be on your mind well before you finish your degree program. A big factor in finding a job is how you were prepared as a teacher. Where you were trained can affect the ease of getting a teaching license, and thus, a job with a public school. If you are interested in private schools, it’s still not ...
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    Rhode Island Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The special professional certificate is issued only once for a period of two years to an individual who does not meet current certification requirements in Rhode Island but who meets the following criteria: • Has satisfied the degree requirement for the area of certification sought, and • Has completed ...
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    Step 7: FINDING A JOB

    Teachers are in need, but the job won’t find you if don’t look for it. Headhunters are for the private sector and rarely seek out teachers to offer jobs. h4. 1. Apply to your school system of choice Applying for state certification and applying for a job with a school system is not the same thing. You can request that the ...
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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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    Step 8: PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS & BENEFITS

    Like most businesses, education has professional expectations and offers benefits. Though specific policies and benefits vary from school to school, they follow general guidelines. h4. 1. Professional Ethics Teachers are informed and accept a code of ethics at most schools. The policies can vary depending on the public or private status of the school. These codes outline what most of us ...
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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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    Step 9: TEACHING CONTRACTS

    If you have applied for a public school job and can fulfill the application requirements, you might be offered a contract. h4. 1. Committing Teaching is not a job you should quit half way through the year. Make a commitment for one year, or the length of your contract to try your best. Quitting would reflect poorly on your obligation to ...
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    Pacing & Grading: Learning Beyond Teacher Prep

    Pacing & Grading: Learning Beyond Teacher Prep
    Pacing and grading are two important parts of teaching I don’t remember spending much time learning about or even discussing in teacher training. I don’t even talk about them much when I teach my course in the university teacher credential program. However, these two areas of teaching are very significant to the success of every classroom teacher. They are two areas ...
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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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