Camacia Smith-Ross received her Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is the Dean of the School of Education at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. She is the first African-American Dean of Education in the college’s 110 year history.2016 1-4955-0442-5
In the wake of educational reform the traditional approach to teacher certification is being drastically impacted by the pressures of increased accountability from multiple stakeholders. To address expected teacher shortages, university preparation programs are looking at “non-traditional” approaches to certifying teachers at a quicker rate. This reform model of certifying is referred to as an Alternative Teacher Certification pathway. Dr. Smith Ross gives the debate on the subjecty substance and facts in this study.