What is an alternative route teacher certification program?

According to the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), “Alternative routes to teacher certification are designed for career changers and for individuals already working in the school system who want to earn a residency teacher certificate. Compared to a traditional route, where candidates complete their preparation program as part of a bachelor’s or master’s degree, alternative routes allow people to get their teacher certificate through shorter, more flexible, and more affordable programs.” For more information, visit the PESB Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification webpage.