Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Alternative Teaching Certification Bill Sent to Governor

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Alternative Teaching Certification Bill Sent to Governor

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Legislation expanding the alternative teaching certification process was approved Monday by the Oklahoma House of Representatives and sent to the governor's desk.

House Bill 3025, by state Rep. John Paul Jordan, would allow for additional entry points for people seeking a teaching certificate through the alternative certification process. The measure directs the state Education Department to develop a matrix or rubric by which an alternative certification candidate's work experience would be evaluated and aligned with a certification area.

The measure would allow candidates with a degree to pursue an alternative certification as long as their degree aligned to an area of certification. All alternative certification candidates must pass the certification exams and pass a background check before being certified. …

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