12/10/2001

Education training divisions at 15 public universities in Georgia are expected to announce Dec. 11 a fast-track training program for career-changers who want to teach. Students who enroll in the Teacher Alternative Preparation Program would work in classrooms on an interim teaching certificate while taking teacher-education courses. Just 21% of 12,000 teachers hired in Georgia in 2000 were graduates of the state's traditional teacher education programs.

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