High School and Current College Students
Are you thinking about teaching as a career or second major in college?
Here are some facts to consider when thinking about that "next step" in your career development plans:
"Over 50 percent of the nation's teachers and principals are Baby Boomers. In the next few years, we could lose a third of our most accomplished educators to retirement. The wave of departures has already begun to peak and in less than a decade, more than half of today's teachers--1.7 million--could be gone."
Source: National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, April 2008
There are many "areas of shortage" in teaching that qualify for possible financial aid support either during college or during your teaching career including federal student loan forgiveness programs for teachers. Check out the options on this website under FINANCIAL AID
Teacher training provides preparation for a multitude of career options in education beyond K-12 classroom teaching including administrative, reading and literacy specialists, resource coordination and program specializations. Check out our individual campus offerings and "value added" preparation options under PROGRAMS
Want to learn more about what it's like to be a candidate preparing to be a teacher or what it's like to be a first year teacher? Read about some of the experiences of our current students and new graduates under WHY TEACHING