Teacher Shortage: More teachers are needed .. State Education Department aims to ease teacher certification requirements, as shortages continue
A major teacher shortage continues to plague New York state. Educators say the certification process is arduous and costly, causing some to walk away before leading their own classroom. Now, the state Department of Education is making new proposals to try and solve the problem. Among them: getting rid of a feared assessment.
Kevin Quinn is in his first year of teaching German at Mexico High School.
“I was actually able to take it at my high school at the time, Cicero-North Syracuse. I just absolutely fell in love with the language. The teacher that I had inspired me to go into teaching,” said Quinn.
However, Quinn says there were some New York State teaching certification requirements that nearly stopped his dream short…
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