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Document Number: 7804

The New Jersey Alternate Route Program: An Analysis of the Perspectives from Alternate Route Teachers, Alternate Route Instructors, and Alternate Route Mentors - Established in the early 1980s, the primary goal of New Jersey’s Alternate Route was to increase teacher quality by recruiting candidates with strong liberal arts backgrounds. This report examines several questions, including: Is the program accomplishing its goal? Are school leaders satisfied with the teachers? In addition, recommendations are presented to improve and better evaluate the alternative route program. (Prepared for the New Jersey Department of Education, Fall 2007) ...

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