ERIC Number: ED484145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Maryland Teacher Staffing Report, 2004-2006.
Maryland State Department of Education
The annual "Maryland Teacher Staffing Report, 2004-2006," provides information about teacher candidates completing programs from Maryland institutions of higher education and the hiring needs of local school systems. The report also outlines a number of critical incentives and strategies for the recruitment and retention of quality teachers for Maryland public schools. The first section discusses scholarship programs and other incentives and strategies currently available to attract, recruit, and retain quality teachers and principals for Maryland's public schools. The second section describes the fall 2003 teacher staffing data (the most current data available) by content area, and the projection data for the following two school years (2004-2005 and 2005-2006). The report includes information on whether the new hires are beginning or experienced teachers, and whether they were prepared in-state or out-of-state. The third section cites the legislation that provides for the identification of geographic areas of projected shortage. Included are the procedures, describing how the projected areas of geographic shortages are identified, and the survey results from the 24 local school system superintendents. The fourth section provides data on the number of 2002-2003 teacher candidates from the 23 Maryland colleges and universities with approved teacher preparation programs. The fifth section presents analyses of minority teacher candidates by content area and trend data on minority candidates for the last five years (1999-2000 to 2003-2004). The final section provides recommendations for consideration by the Maryland State Board of Education. Some appendixes include: Quality Teacher Incentive Act 2003-2004; Retired Teachers and Principals Reemployed by Local School Systems: 2002-2002 to 2003-2004; and Comparison Data. (Contains 13 tables and 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Selection, Teaching Experience, Federal Programs, State Programs
Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201-2595. Web site: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.