The New York City Department of Education intends to ask the state Board of Regents to allow it to grant certification, bypassing the higher education route.
The Regents have already given permission to TFA and to the charter training program Relay to award certification. The Museum of Natural History also has that authority.
Soon there will be Mom-and-Pop certification programs, or maybe online programs, or gosh darn it, just put your money on the barrel, Sonny, and presto! You are a certified teacher.
1. We are not trying to elevate the profession.
2. Bye-bye Ed schools.