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.
New Hampshire does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate routes.
New Hampshire is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate routes with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas. Alternative Route 4 is an exception; it can only be used for certification in critical shortage areas.
The state allows a diversity of providers, including local school districts and the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE). 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.
http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/certiappendinstr.pdf Education Rule 505.03
New Hampshire recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.