Increase Your Options and Increase Your Teaching Job Possibilities
California’s long-term picture includes a great demand for teachers, particularly in high need subject areas (special education, mathematics, science, bilingual education, and career technical education). We know this because during the last decade:
Increasing numbers of teachers are ready to retire.
Increasing public school student enrollment.
Declining enrollment in teacher preparation programs.
- Declining number of teaching credentials issued.
Obtaining a teacher credential in one of the high-need or shortage areas will increase your likelihood of being employed in any school district in California especially rural or urban school districts. There are incentives and financial support available.
Here are some other actions you can take that could increase your marketability.
- Obtain an additional credential.
- Add Subject Matter Authorizations to your existing credential.
- Add a supplementary authorization to your existing credential:
- Teach Adult Education.
- Teach Career Vocational Education.