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TEACHER GUARANTEE GARNERS NATIONAL NEWS ATTENTION

Old Dominion University's new teacher education graduate guarantee has attracted national media attention. A story on the program appeared on the Associated Press newswire and ran in The Washington Post, and a brief appeared in USA Today's Across the Nation section Monday.

"Old Dominion University's Teacher Education Graduates are Ready to Teach" guarantees graduates' preparedness for the first two years of teaching after graduation and receipt of the university's recommendation for initial licensure in Virginia. The university will "take back" any teacher who has been mentored by the employing school division according to the Guidelines for Mentor Teacher Programs for Beginning and Experienced Teachers of Virginia and who has been identified by a school division as having less than acceptable performance in a classroom. Old Dominion will provide the teacher with additional preparation at no cost to the teacher or the school division.

This article was posted on: December 15, 2003

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