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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.
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.
High-quality alternative certification and teacher residency programs have emerged, but those programs produce fewer than 10,000 new teachers annually.