Alternative Career Pathways

personalized professional development

A different way to advance your teaching career

As a teacher, you control your professional development and salary schedule advancement.

As its name implies, the Alternative Career Pathways (ACP) program is an alternative to traditional coursework with personalized professional development. Our ACP consultants work closely with districts and teachers on projects that impact students, schools, and communities — and earn credits for advancement. 

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Taking Credit

Find helpful resources and see real-time stats on projects — including credits earned — on the Alternative Career Pathways regional dashboard.

Check out the dashboard

  • Personalized

    Personalized learning is a powerful tool for not only student learning, but also professional development. Using ACP, you can focus development on your professional interests.

  • Self-Directed

    ACP specialists work with you to create self-directed personalized learning opportunities that honor your unique needs, life experiences, and skills.

  • Meaningful

    You know your classroom best. Drawing on your teaching experiences, ACP specialists work with you to plan meaningful projects that to solve challenges and impact students.

Classroom refresh


Advancing Classrooms and Careers

Imagine advancing three lanes on your district's pay scale at no cost to you. Pequot Lakes teacher Michele Zeidler made it happen with ACP. Read Michele's story >

More ACP success stories


For additional details about the program,
please contact a Sourcewell ACP consultant.

Jen McLachlan
Freshwater, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Pequot Lakes, Swanville, Upsala, Verndale

Jody Rakow
Bertha-Hewitt, Crosby Ironton, Little Falls, Menahga, Pierz, Pillager, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley

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