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|Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification in Washington State: Final Report|
|Washington’s alternative routes to teacher certification were created by the 2001 Legislature. These routes provide an avenue—other than enrolling in a teacher training program at a college or university—for professionals in other fields and classified school staff to become teachers. The Legislature directed the Institute to evaluate the programs created by the law. This final report describes the initial programs as established in 2002–03, outlines major changes that have occurred in the intervening two years, and looks at how well the programs met the legislative objectives.
In-depth descriptions of the individual programs and responses to surveys are published separately in the appendix.
Document ID: (04-12-2901)
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