Getting Hired. Who would you hire for a teaching position? Person A or Person B?. Person A College degree. Early to mid 20’s. Limited real world work experience. Most likely no military service. 1 to 2 years in teacher training. Student teaching experience.
There are many alternate teacher certification programs. The unfortunate reality is that the programs who do a poor job of training teachers negatively impact ALL certification programs.
The key to getting hired despite the circumstances and negative opinions about alternately certified teachers is to do what U.S. Marines do: Improvise-Adapt-Overcome.