Pathways into the Profession

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) Teaching Fellows

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) Teaching Fellows is a national alternative certification program focused on recruiting recent college graduates and career changers and providing them with rigorous inservice training and coaching supports.

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence offers online, self-paced teacher certification programs aimed at full-time working professionals. Online programs leading to certification are available for 15 states.

University of Delaware Masters Plus Certification Program

The University of Delaware's alternative certification program supports candidates to earn a teaching degree and certification while being concurrently employed in public schools as full-time paraeducators and later as teachers serving students with disabilities.

State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board Alternative Routes Block Grant

This block grant provides funding for educator preparation programs, districts, and candidate conditional loan scholarships to support alternative route programs.

Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant

This grant supports Minnesota's efforts to increase the diversity of the educator workforce by expanding alternative educator preparation programs in a variety of licensure areas to attract a more diverse pool of candidates.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Alternative Preparation Program Framework Guidelines and Rubrics

This framework from the Pennsylvania Department of Education outlines program guidelines, competencies, and rubrics for state-recognized general and subject-specific alternative educator preparation programs.

National Association for Alternative Certification Quality Indicators for Nontraditional Teacher Preparation Programs

The Quality Indicators provide a framework to assist nontraditional teacher preparation programs in conducting self-assessment of their accountability, design, and governance practices for teacher recruitment, selection, preparation, and support.

Wisconsin Act 59 (2017)

This bill contains specific provisions related to the operation and funding of alternative teacher preparation programs in Wisconsin.

Tennessee Department of Education Diversity Innovation Implementation Grants

This grant supports the Tennessee Department of Education's effort to increase the diversity of the educator workforce by providing awards to school districts to create Grow Your Own programs aimed at recruiting minority teachers.

Grow Your Own Teachers: Enhancing Educator Pathways to Address Teacher Shortage and Increase Diversity

This report presents data demonstrating teacher shortage needs and potential opportunities to strengthen workforce development through Grow Your Own programs. The report includes mini case studies of statewide implementation and sustainability of Grow Your Own programs in Washington state and a toolkit of recommended strategies for growing and sustaining programs.


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