Nationally, in the absence of an alternative certification route, more than half of individuals entering teaching from a professional occupation say they would not have become teachers.


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Find the latest state and national reports on alternative certification, as well as useful information on teacher preparation in California.

Teaching While Learning: Alternative Routes Fill the Gap
By C. Emily Feistritzer

Teaching for a Living: How Teachers See the Profession Today
By Jean Johnson, Andrew Yarrow, Jonathan Rochkind and Amber Ott

Recruiting New Teachers to Urban School Districts: What Incentives Will Work?
By Anthony Thomas Milanowski, Hope Longwell-Grice, Felicia Saffold, Janice Jones, Kristen Schomisch and Allan Odden

A Person-Oriented Approach to Characterizing Beginning Teachers in Alternative Certification Programs
by Elaine Chin and John W. Young

Profile Of Alternate Route Teachers
by C. Emily Feistritzer

The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance within the Institute of Education Sciences has just released "An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification."

Study of the Effectiveness of the Expansion of the Education Specialist District Intern Program to Include All Disabilities Report to the Legislature as Required by SB 933 (Chap. 304, Stats. 2006)


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