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Alternative Certification

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Alternative Certification

A major thrust of TQI's recruitment program consists of the Alternative Route to Certification Program. Participants in the program already have certifiable college degrees but did not complete teacher education requirements while in college.

The alternative route to certification program was developed to provide a way for highly qualified candidates to enter the teaching profession and help local school districts fill the need for teachers, especially in critical shortage areas. The candidates must have at least a B.S. degree, meet established admission criteria, and have an offer of employment teaching in the field of their major. The candidate takes Masters level education courses concurrently with teaching in a west Kentucky school to earn full certification. Candidates can use the alternative route to become certified in middle and high school content subjects, Special Education: Learning and Behavior Disorders and Administration.

For more information, please go to Alternative Certification.

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