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    No Teacher Left Behind: Together We Can End the Struggle

    No Teacher Left Behind: Together We Can End the Struggle
    Tutors for Teachers (T4T) Aims to Help Boost Test Scores for Aspiring Educators and Career Changing Professionals Have you struggled to meet certification requirements in the Praxis, NBPTS, NYSTCE and all other state exams*? Are you an aspiring educator or a career changing professional soon to take your teacher certification exam? T4T is here for you! Tutors for Teachers Certification, LLC ...
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    Ten Commencement Speakers You Wish You'd Had

    Ten Commencement Speakers You Wish You'd Had
    Graduation is an exciting time, but let's face it: Commencement speeches aren't always memorable. A completely unscientific poll of the GOOD office revealed that almost none of us recall our college commencement speakers, or what they said to us (although we suspect it was something like, "You've worked hard! Yay!"). So here are 10 commencement speakers—and their inspiring, funny, and just ...
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    Valid Reasons Teachers Quit

    Valid Reasons Teachers Quit
    One of the most popular search queries that has sent people to my blog lately has been “why do teachers quit?” You who are reading this — YES YOU — have thoughts on the issue. Share them. Just leave a comment below and let this be a conversation among professionals. With that out of the way, here we go. Why Do ...
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    Report Reveals Professional Development for Teachers Not Good Enough

    Report Reveals Professional Development for Teachers Not Good Enough
    For much of this year, the education community has gone back and forth on teacher quality and how we evaluate effective teaching. Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times (with an assist from Hechinger Report) pushed the topic further than most, offering a comprehensive Grading the Teachers effort that tracked individual teachers to their students' test scores. Without doubt, we will ...
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    Wading Through the Bureaucracy of Teacher Certification

    Wading Through the Bureaucracy of Teacher Certification
    This is the summer that I had to buck up and undergo the certification renewal process here in Wisconsin. I should say that I probably find the Wisconsin process more annoying than people who have always lived here do because in my home state of Illinois, a teacher only needs to teach and take six credits to switch from an initial ...
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    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job

    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
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    Do I Really Want To Teach?

    Do I Really Want To Teach?
    In my first two years of teaching, not a week went by when I didn’t ask myself that very question. Many people face it every day. Without question, the most popular search terms that brings visitors to my blog are “quit teaching” and “do I want to teach?” I wonder how many Google searches are done each day on the subject. ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get Your First Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
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    Teachers Inspire Future Teachers

    Teachers Inspire Future Teachers
    What is the impact of a teacher? How far does it extend? How many students do we positively affect? We can’t accurately answer this. Teachers are told we make a difference, and in our hearts we know we change lives. Yet, it’s hard to point to hard data that really captures the full extent of our impact. Rather, we see glimpses ...
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    The Ultimate International Job Guide for College Graduates

    The International Job Guide What do you do if you graduate during the worst American economic recession in a generation? Simple: Leave America. Just because your options for employment have been limited by the highly competitive job market doesn’t mean that the world is out of jobs, it just means you need to broaden your horizons. MonsterCollege has compiled a guide ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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