Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Depends on which state you're going to teach in. There are several universities around Kentucky that offer what's called an MAT (Master's in the Art of Teaching), but you generally need a job before you get in.
The MAT is very different from an alternative license; it is a full blown Masters degree. An AL, regardless of the state, initially skips most of the education course requirements to get someone in the classroom quickly. They are not being dished out as quickly as they once were.