Institute Alternative Route
This alternative route to certification allows a person in a field other than education to receive a one-year Temporary Provisional Certificate (elementary, middle, and/or secondary) renewable for a maximum of three years, if he/she has met the following conditions:
- Holds a bachelor's degree with a declared academic major in the area of certification and a cumulative GPA of 3.0, or a professional or graduate degree in a field related to the area of certification;
- Meets minimum passing scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as designated by the EPSB;
- Passes written tests designated by the EPSB for content knowledge in the area of certification (e.g., Praxis); and
- Has an offer of employment from a local school district in the area of certification being sought via the Option 7 program.
Approved Educator Preparation Programs for this alternative route.