2011 Expanding the Pool of Teachers Policy
The state should provide an alternate route that is free from regulatory obstacles that limit its usage and providers.
Arizona does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate route.
There are no limitations on Arizona's Teaching Intern certificate in terms of grades, subjects or geographic areas.
The state is commended for structuring its programs to allow a diversity of providers. A good diversity of providers helps all programs, both university- and non-university-based, to improve.
Arizona Administrative Rules R7-2-604.03
Arizona was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis. The state also noted that two new providers, The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and the New Teacher Project, have applied for State Board approval and are in the process of being approved.