STEM Talent Increases, Jobs Decrease
Across the nation, alternative-route program officials say they are seeing increasing enrollments from career-changers with strong backgrounds in the highly sought-after fields of math, science, and technology.
But the extent to which school district administrators are primed to take advantage of larger—and in some cases stronger—talent pools in those fields depends on the officials’ ability to negotiate the factors affecting the teacher labor market, say experts familiar with hiring practices.
Despite state efforts to create pathways to teaching tailored to math and science professionals, the downturn has shrunk the overall availability of teaching jobs. That means not all people with strong credentials in those fields who turn to teaching will have...
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