Last month, the Utah State School Board approved a new alternative teaching certification route that allowed people with a degree to begin teaching quickly. Their training and support would come after they were in the classroom. That route would be approved in August unless something happened.
It looks like that something is going to happen. Opponents of the new route have pushed for a hearing in August. And it looks like that hearing will happen before August 4th.
We will keep an eye on this and work to find a way to help career changers move into the classroom while at the same time making sure they are prepared with the skills necessary to be a successful teacher in the first year.