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.
Ohio does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate route.
Previously, Ohio restricted alternate route programs to teachers in grades 4-12; however, new legislation lifts restrictions on the usage of its alternate routes with regard to subject, grade, or geographic teaching areas.
Ohio also changed state policy so that nonprofits and districts are now allowed to operate alternate route training programs. 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.
HB 153 Section 3319.26
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