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.
Rhode Island does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate route.
Rhode Island is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate route with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas.
Rhode Island permits institutions of higher education, professional organizations and private service providers, such as The New Teacher Project, to offer alternate route 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.
Board of Regents Standards for Alternative Route to Certification Programs C.1
Rhode Island recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.