- Streamlined coursework targeted to the immediate needs of new teachers
- Selective admissions requirements that are also flexible for nontraditional candidates
- Reasonable program length
- Intensive support through mentoring and practice teaching experiences
The good news is more and more states are permitting nonprofits and school districts to provide alternate route programs. Also, 26 states—up from 20 in 2009—now permit broad usage of alternate routes across subject areas, grade levels and geographic locations.