|Alternative Certification Programs Compete with Education Schools' Monopoly|
|posted by: Colin | April 21, 2010, 03:05 PM|
Traditional education schools are under attack, reports The New York Times. Alternative paths to becoming a teacher, like Teach for America and the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (the latter was not mentioned in the article), are becoming more popular, threatening the longtime monopoly the education schools have enjoyed.
On Tuesday, the New York State Board of Regents voted to allow alternative certification programs to create their own master's degree programs.
"Many, if not most, of the nation's 1,450 schools, colleges and departments of education are doing a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the realities of the 21st-century classroom."
Some leaders of education schools interviewed for the article defended their programs.