University of Miami Tackles Florida Teacher Shortage with Fast-Tracked Credentials

At a time when K-12 teachers are needed desperately, it’s important to be a door opener rather than a gatekeeper.

That’s the mindset that led to the development of the new Teacher Accelerator Program at the University of Miami (UM) in conjunction with nonprofit Achieve Miami. It’s also the frame of mind that led founder Leslie Miller Saiontz to look for teaching candidates outside the school of education.

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