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A 2013 law required the state to review standards for teacher preparation, including the minimum GPA requirement, which primarily affects alternative certification programs intended to provide a route into the classroom for people who decide to become educators after they've pursued other careers.
Developed through the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC, Santa Tecla, El Salvador), the SPP offers an alternative certification to those developed and regulated by non-profit entities in Europe and the North America, situated thousands of miles from producing communities.
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.
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.
check the facts, Winter 2009) correctly assert, there is considerable resistance to genuine alternative certification in a number of states.
Nationally, 62,000 alternative route teachers were certified last year across the country and, according to a representative of the National Center for Alternative Certification, a significant increase is expected this year.