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Alternative Teacher Program. Report to the General Assembly, 1995-96 [microform] / Olivia Robbins and Eugene Campbell
Bib ID 5597668
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Robbins, Olivia
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
11 p. 
Summary

The Colorado Alternative Teacher Program was created to enable individuals with bachelor's degrees to enter approved alternative teacher certification programs developed by school districts, boards of cooperative services, independent schools, and institutions of higher learning. When an approved candidate is selected, the Colorado Department of Education issues a one-year alternative license which enables the individual to be employed as a teacher, under supervision. At the end of the year, which includes completion of 225 hours of professional preparation, the alternative teacher is issued a 3-year Provisional Teacher License. During the 1995-96 school year, 48 teachers selected from 327 applicants were employed in 14 alternative teacher licensing programs. After 3 months of employment, 29 alternative teachers were rated above average and 19 average. Approved programs included 132 school districts, 2 charter schools, 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) school, and 12 accreditated non-public schools. In 1995, 65 alternative teachers successfully completed alternative programs. Sixteen minority alternative teachers were employed for the 1995-96 school year; two agencies use letters and brochures to recruit minority teachers. It is estimated that alternative teacher education programs cost slightly more than half the cost of regular state teacher preparation. Five comments dealing with difficulties in program implementation are listed. (MAH)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.

ERIC Note: For 1993-1994 report, see ED 370 945.

Policymakers.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Alternative Teacher Certification.  |  Elementary School Teachers.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Higher Education.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Secondary School Teachers.  |  State Departments of Education.  |  Teacher Education Programs.  |  Vocational Education Teachers.  |  Colorado
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Campbell, Eugene, author
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