Alternative Certification for Teachers

“Alternative certification for teachers” is a less-searched term for people interested in finding out more information on alternative teacher certification.

For individuals that do not pursue the traditional University-based path to teacher certification, numerous means of alternative certification for teachers have arisen in recent years. All states now have alternative routes to teacher certification. For a brief outline of alternative means of teacher certification, go to From Certification Map, you will find links to every state’s Department of Education website which will have more specific details on how to obtain alternative certification for teachers in that state.

In the past few years, the internet has made opened up a new, convenient, and productive route to alternative teacher certification. Last year, 2U partnered with the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California to create USC Rossier Online.

Our partner USC Rossier Online is the first-ever online Masters of Arts in Teaching degree offered from a world class research university. This innovative program enables you to fit the challenges of obtaining a teaching certificate to your daily program. To find out more about this exciting route to alternative certification for teachers, go to USC Rossier Online.