Do you have an incredible school staff person who simply doesn't have the financial or time capability to pursue traditional teacher certification? If so, this program is for you. The Professional Innovators in Teaching alternative certification and endorsement program supports passionate educators within your school to obtain proper credentials, immediately allowing you to fill high-need positions and prioritizing real-time instruction without taking teachers out of the classroom. Host charter schools can identify and promote an individual within your building who has talent within your team or apply to be matched with a quality candidate aligned to your mission. We recommend providing scholarships covering the cost of tuition in addition to a competitive teaching salary for all candidates. In return, charter schools add a dedicated teacher to their team who is learning and sharing best practices, innovative strategies, and new knowledge from leading education professionals.
Candidates' first year in this teacher alternative certification and endorsement program will include a combination of facilitated learning through workshop training, real-time classroom instruction, and ongoing feedback from your cohort coach. After successful completion of their first year in the program, they will have the opportunity to participate in quarterly cohort network meetings. These meetings will provide a valuable network of their peers to support them in what we know to be the hardest time of their career as they become a seasoned and highly-effective teacher who loves their job.