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Help wanted: Brandman University teams up with local school districts across California for Jan. 30 event

January 11, 2016 by Guest Contributor

Teachers Wanted A critical shortage of teachers and substitute teachers is impacting communities across the state of California. Nonprofit Brandman University is teaming up with county education offices and school districts from across the state to host an education-focused job fair on Saturday, January 30 in Antelope Valley, Irvine, Modesto, Ontario, Roseville, San Diego, Santa Maria, Visalia, Walnut Creek and Yuba City. For complete details for each event visit www.brandman.edu/JobsinEducation.

“We are thrilled to host this event to help fill critical full-time teacher and substitute teacher positions with passionate, highly competent, and technologically savvy teachers for our partner school districts,” said Dr. Christine Zeppos, Dean of the School of Education at Brandman University. “Due to the increase of teacher retirements, the increase in the number of K-12 students to teach, and the fact that statewide California has produced about 50 percent fewer teachers each year than we did 10 years ago, the state is facing a serious teacher shortage that will last for several years. There is no better time to enter the teaching profession.”

According to the California Department of Education, school districts need to fill 21,500 teaching slots but the state is issuing fewer than 15,000 new teaching credentials a year. California issued 14,810 teaching credentials in 2013-14, according to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. That number has been steadily declining since 2008-09. School districts and private schools will be recruiting for thousands of openings at the January 30 events, and there will be free workshops for people interested in careers in education. Participants should come prepared for same-day interviews and bring copies of resumes, CBEST scores or any out-of-state teaching credentials they may have. Those interested in substitute teaching need to meet the qualifications for applying for a 30-day substitute permit (see criteria at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials). Information will also be available for those interested in earning a teacher credential through Brandman’s School of Education.

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