Teacher Preparation

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Plagued by teacher shortages, some states turn to fast-track credentialing

BY: - July 25, 2023

Faced with alarming teacher shortages, Virginia last month agreed to partner with a for-profit online teacher credentialing company, hoping to get more teachers into classrooms faster and without the higher tuition costs of traditional colleges and universities. While some of the Virginia school board members had qualms about the process, they agreed to give it […]

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Updates to teacher prep bill passes Alabama Senate committee

BY: - May 30, 2023

A bill to loosen alternative teacher certification has made it past the Senate Education Policy committee.  HB342, sponsored by Rep. Susan DuBose, R-Hoover, would require that a teacher preparation program have successful operation in at least five states, without being on probation (this does not apply to traditional two or four-year institutions with state-approved programs); […]

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Alabama State Board of Education approves teacher prep faculty requirement changes

BY: - April 13, 2023

The Alabama State Board of Education Thursday morning approved changes to the faculty qualifications of teacher preparation programs.  The board voted 8-1 to change language to the administrative code that would remove some faculty requirements for teacher preparations programs for Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation accredited programs.. The changes mean that teacher preparation […]