2011 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.
Tennessee does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate route.
Tennessee is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate route with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas.
The state permits institutions of higher education, local school districts, or organizations in partnership with school districts, to provide 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.
Tennessee State Board of Education Rule 0520-2-4-.01
Tennessee recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.