ERIC Number: ED543672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Key Issue: Recruiting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teachers
McGraner, Kristin L.
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
A STEM teacher is one who teaches in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In K-12 schooling, most STEM teachers instruct mathematics and science classes, which continue to be critical shortage areas. As part of a comprehensive human capital strategy, designing recruitment initiatives to attract qualified STEM teachers will help school districts do the following: (1) Ensure the equitable distribution of qualified mathematics and science teachers; (2) Design a systematic and seamless recruitment and hiring effort that meets the needs of the district or school and thereby strengthens the quality of candidates for mathematics and science positions; and (3) Retain effective teachers in the hard-to-staff positions through better job-candidate matches. This paper presents strategies for developing targeted mathematics and science teacher recruitment.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Recruitment, Human Capital, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Teacher Shortage, School Districts, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Selection, College School Cooperation, Teacher Salaries, Incentives, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality