The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has had a signiﬁcant impact on licenses for teachers working in school programs. The act refers to highly qualiﬁed teachers in both Title I and Title ll. This paper deﬁnes alternative certiﬁcation programs. This paper then describes a partnership, funded by the US. Department of Education, between a school district and a university to establish an alternative licensure program to train highly qualiﬁed secondary mathematics teachers.The goal of this partnership is to provide an infrastructure that supports the recruitment. preparation, placement, induction, and retention of highly qualiﬁed teachers through a new alternative route to teacher licensure. In addition, this paper discusses processes and procedures used in the project in light of the literature. lt discusses how candidates were selected for the project, strategies used to meet the competencies for licensure, and assessment of candidates.
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Berry, R. Q. III
"Transition to Teaching: An Alternative Certification Program through Partnership Between a Public School District and a Public University,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 7
, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol7/iss1/20