Arizona State University is the largest teacher preparation program in the United States and we are aware communities are grappling with a teacher shortage. 40% to 50% of teachers are leaving the profession within the first five years (Ingersoll, 2012), simultaneously, teacher preparation programs are facing declining enrollments. Many states including Arizona have passed “solution” legislation requiring a only a Bachelor’s degree and a fingerprint clearance to become a teacher. The long-term impacts of this type of solution is unclear.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0079
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland