What route to certification is best?
My state of Idaho offers an alternative route to teaching. This requires a Bachelor’s degree in any subject followed by an 8-10 month independent study program from the ABCTE (http://abcte.org).
Since I have 146 college credits (AAS in Paraeduation/Paraprofessional and credits from a nearly complete AA in Drama) I am hoping to find the quickest way to receive an undergraduate degree and start teaching.
I have a strong background in teaching already. I teach as a Title I assistant, I have spent several years teaching classes in our After-School program focused on our most troubled and struggling students, and I have done extensive tutoring for a private family with four struggling and disabled students.
Would it be better to get a BA in a General Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies where I can combine the credits I already have then use the Alternative Route or should I continue with a traditional teaching degree?
Thank you very much.
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