District Administration December2017 - 28
SPONSORED WEB SEMINAR DIGEST
Shortages Through Alternative
Routes to Licensure
Recruiting and training mid-career professionals to become teachers
A District Administration Web Seminar Digest * Originally presented on April 5, 2016
Many states and districts are facing unprecedented teacher shortages. As a result, many have implemented
or are expanding existing programs that offer alternative routes to licensure or certification for those
seeking to become teachers from another career.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada has designed an Alternative Routes to Licensure
(ARL) Program to address its teacher shortages, enabling career-changing candidates to begin teaching in
as little as two months through high-quality, pre-service professional development, as well as in-service
support during their first year of hire. This combination of pre-service training and in-service support has
resulted in a higher teacher retention rate than all other subgroups of new CCSD teachers. In this webcast,
a Clark County administrator discussed the details of the program.
National Manager, K12
As a global leader in unified talent management
software, Cornerstone is committed to the promotion
of innovative talent practice worldwide. It's my team's
responsibility to do so in K12, so we get the privilege
of interfacing with educators who are engaged in this
innovative work across the country.
When it comes to specifically recruiting and
onboarding, there are few that rival the innovation,
creativity and excellence of the Clark County School
It's my pleasure to introduce my friend Jennifer
Varrato. She is the director of employee onboarding
and development at Clark County School District and
one of the driving forces behind this work to address
what are well-publicized challenges not only in southern
Nevada, but across the country.
Director, Human Resources Unit
Employee Onboarding and Development
Clark County School District (Nev.
Teacher shortages are a problem we are acutely aware
of here in Clark County School District, and one that
many districts are dealing with nationwide. This school
year we started with approximately 2,500 vacancies.
That was pretty daunting-probably the largest
number of vacancies that we've ever had to fill. As we
are looking at our projections for next year, it looks like
it's going to be 2,900 vacancies.
We have looked at how we can proactively address
this-not only how we develop this pipeline, but then
how we go about retaining these teachers that we have
diligently tried to recruit and train.
Our recruitment team has done a lot of analytics
on where we are getting the most traffic and which
advertisements or campaigns have been most effective
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28 December 2017