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.
Texas does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate routes.
Texas is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate routes with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas.
The state permits a diversity of providers, including local school districts and nonprofit organizations such as The New Teacher Project, as well as institutions of higher education and for-profit private entities. 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.
Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 228, Rule 228.10; Chapter 229, Rule 229.3
Texas recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.