Expanding the Pool of Teachers Policy
The state should ensure that its alternate routes provide streamlined preparation that is relevant to the immediate needs of new teachers.
There are no coursework requirements associated with Vermont's Peer Review alternate route.
Candidates must show evidence of at least 12 consecutive weeks of student teaching or an equivalent learning experience. An equivalent learning experience is defined as having a substantial amount of supervised experiences working with students in the endorsement area.
Peer Review Handbook http://education.vermont.gov/new/pdfdoc/licensing/alternate/educ_licensing_alt_peer_review_handbook.pdf
Provide a route to certification for career changers and other nontraditional candidates.
Vermont should provide an alternate route to certification for individuals with subject-matter knowledge or advance academic standing to enter the profession. Vermont's current route is not a preparation model; rather it is a way for individuals who are already prepared to attain certification.
Vermont had no comment on this goal.