Partners Innovate to Address Teacher Shortage

San Francisco State University, Partners Innovate to Address Teacher Shortage

California, like many states in the nation, faces a critical shortage of teachers. As California recovers from the Great Recession, teacher hiring needs have steadily increased from a recent low of 10,360 in 2011-2012 to 21,482 in 2015-2016. During the same period, the number of new credentials issued has decreased to a low of fewer than 14,000 candidates in the 2014-2015 school year. This reduction in productivity is reflective of the downward trend in enrollment in teacher preparation programs.

In response to concerns regarding an increasing number of teaching positions filled by educators without teaching credentials and educators who were teaching outside of their area of expertise, leaders from the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) engaged with local universities, community colleges, and district superintendents to pursue solutions...

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