|Grantee Name:||Northwest Missouri State|
|Project Name:||Northwest Alternative Teacher Certification|
|Project Director:||Gary Howren 660-562-1855|
This grant expands the Northwest Alternative Teacher Certification program to include a cohort from Kansas City area schools. Enhanced recruitment, facilitation of teacher candidate supervision, and observation through the use of ITV equipment are all a part of the program. Learning communities are created among candidates, technology is infused into the program, and a creative and aggressive recruitment program are all a part of the expanded program. The Northwest Alternative Teacher Certification program has been in place since 2001. Teachers are eligible to be fully certified after their third year of teaching in rural schools.