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Research: Exploring Impact of Teacher Certification Policy on Educator Workforce

This report is intended to provide legislative staff simple information that outlines pathways for adults to become a classroom teacher – overviewing teacher certification policies and trends in hiring uncertified educators.
Through both preparation routes and policies permitting uncertified teachers to serve as classroom teachers, there are many routes to prepare teachers to meet workforce demand.

In the face of staffing challenges, flexibility is available for school districts to hire uncertified teachers. We aimed to understand the impact of this practice on students and the overall teacher workforce pipeline.

Philanthropy Advocates was formerly known as the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC) until August 2020. Previously-created resources, documents and blog posts mentioning TEGAC are still provided on this website for your reference.

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