The student newspaper, The University Star, ran an editorial calling Reaser's position at Texas Teachers Alternative Certification "an inappropriate and serious conflict of interest for the College of Education at Texas State.
What does AC stand for?
AC stands for Alternative Certification (teaching)
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Currently there are two major types of teacher education programs that prepare new teachers to obtain teacher certification or licensure: (1) traditional university based teacher education programs that are completed prior to a first year of teaching and (2) alternative certification programs for university graduates who have not gone through a teacher education program while obtaining a degree.
This edition includes information on Eastern philosophies; more on alternative certification, gangs, school violence, and bullying; evaluation of student achievement and charter schools in the context of lack of funding; past, current, and prospective laws; a focus on diverse populations and equity and access for special education, women, and minorities; discussion of the effect of political conflict on education and the pros and cons of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act; and graphs, photos, and expanded timelines.
Alternative certification is one of the reforms that helped them achieve the record they have.
In a controversial decision, the Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that a federal regulation allowing participants in alternative certification programs, who are merely working toward full state certification, actually fail to meet Congress's definition of Highly Qualified in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.
Increasing numbers of them are trying to become teachers, turning to community colleges and their flourishing alternative certification programs, and taking a nontraditional route to public and private school classrooms.
Rebecca Garcia and Jessica Huseman note in the brief that, in order to meet this challenge, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have established alternative certification programs.
High-quality alternative certification and teacher residency programs have emerged, but those programs produce fewer than 10,000 new teachers annually.