Thinking Outside the University: Innovation in Alternative Teacher Certification

Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher: Center for American Progress

Author(s): Davida Gatlin

Research Area: Education

Type: Report


Teacher quality is critical to the success of all other education reform efforts, which is why forward-thinking education reformers are so focused on reforming teacher certification standards to boost quality. Adding urgency to the effort is a growing consensus that the supply of new teachers isn’t meeting the demand, particularly for subject shortage areas and hard-to-staff schools.