Building a Quality Teaching Force is an essential resource for those creating and/or implementing programs for the preparation of teachers primarily in field-based settings. Presenting the evidence gleaned from leaders in the field of alternate route programs, the authors describe lessons learned in building a quality teaching force through alternate routes to teaching: Recruitment and selection of candidates for successful teaching. Learn to develop a successful recruitment, selection, and placement program through the lessons learned and shared by Michelle Rhee, the founder, President and CEO of The New Teacher Project (TNTP). Rhee has developed a highly successful recruitment, selection and placement program that is being implemented throughout the U.S. (Ch 2) Mentoring and support. Sharing what the NewTeacher Center has learned and is doing in this critical area of ensuring that teachers gain the competence to be effective teachers is Ellen Moir of the New Teacher Center at Santa Cruz, considered the nations premier expert in this area. (Ch.3) Program content and curriculum. Answering the questions concerning content and curriculum Becky Washington, director of the Texas Region XIII alternate route program provide a successful content and curriculum framework. (Ch.4) Candidate assessment. A roadmap for effective candidate assessment is provided by Eileen McDaniel, Bureau of Educator Certification at the Florida Department of Education and Karen Wilde, previously the Program Director of the Florida Department of Eduations Bureau of Educator Certification. (Ch. 5) Organization and management. Providing valuable insights into what works and what doesnt in the management of programs, goal setting and program implementation is Michael McKibbin, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, (Ch. 6) Edited by Dr. C. Emily Feistritzer, CEO and founder of the National Center for Education Information and the National Center for Alternative Certification.Feistritzer, C. Emily is the author of 'Handbook for Alternate Route Administrators ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132382120 and ISBN 0132382121.