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.
Massachusetts does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate routes.
Massachusetts is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate routes with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas.
Coursework requirements are outlined in clock hours, and Massachusetts's alternate route programs are offered by a variety of sponsoring organizations, including higher education institutions, school districts, educational collaboratives, private training providers and professional associations that are state approved.
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.
603 CMR 700 http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr7.html?section=05 http://www.doe.mass.edu/edprep/district.html
Massachusetts recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.