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.
Illinois does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate routes.
Illinois is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate routes with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas.
Illinois passed legislation that now allows nonprofits to operate alternative certification programs independently, where previously they had to partner with an institution of higher education. 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.
Public Act 96-0862 Part 25.115
Illinois was helpful in providing NCTQ with the facts necessary for this analysis.