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.
Virginia does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate routes.
Virginia is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate routes with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas.
Virginia allows institutions of higher education, local districts and private organizations 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.
8 VAC 20-21-80 http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/educator_preparation/career_switcher/index
Virginia recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.