Alternative certifications can help schools and would-be teachers

Alternative teacher-certification programs are popular because they are market-driven, argues C. Emily Feistritzer, president and CEO of the National Center for Education Information and the National Center for Alternative Certification. She writes in this opinion article that such programs meet the needs of schools looking for a wider pool of effective teachers and the demands of a growing nontraditional market of subject experts who can help fulfill those needs.

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