Addressing Teacher Shortages Through Alternative Routes to Licensure
Many states and districts are facing unprecedented teacher shortages. As a result, many have implemented or are expanding existing programs that offer alternative routes to licensure or certification for those seeking to become teachers from another career.
As the fifth-largest school district in the nation, the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada faces some 2,500 vacancies a year. The district has designed an Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) Program to address its teacher shortages, enabling career-changing candidates to begin teaching in as little as two months through high-quality, pre-service professional development, as well as in-service support during their first year of hire. This combination of pre-service training and in-service support has resulted in a higher teacher retention rate than all other subgroups of new CCSD teachers.
Register for this prerecorded webcast to learn how CCSD has designed this innovative program, and some strategies for doing the same in any district.