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Document Number: 7865

Working Without a Net: How New Teachers from Three Prominent Alternate Route Programs Describe Their First Year on the Job - Nearly every state offers an "alternative route" for teacher certification, with more than 100 different programs operating nationwide to prepare teachers for the classroom and as a strategy to address teacher shortages by offering additional routes to the teaching profession. This report summarizes the experiences of new alternative-route teachers who come from Teach for America, Troops to Teachers and the New Teachers Project/Baltimore as they take over their own classrooms around the country. (Public Agenda, 2007)...

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