Meeting the Moment for Educator Needs
Building the next generation of proactive education leaders who believe that the decisive impact on a child lies in the potential of teaching
Why We Exist?
The teacher shortage problem is not new in school systems across the country. Rural school districts have a more significant uphill battle in finding educators to fulfill student needs and the pandemic only exacerbated this problem.
CERRA (The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement) recently released the 2022-2023 South Carolina Annual Educator Supply and Demand Report which outlines a 5% fall in teacher graduates, a record 39% teacher vacancies, and 36% of teachers had five or fewer years of experience before moving or transferring to another district.
The program provides a solution to the longstanding need for a sustainable educator pipeline through an innovative approach to becoming a classroom teacher.
Teacher Shortage By The Numbers
Fewer teacher graduates at the start of 2022 -2023
Teacher vacancies up by 39% from 2021-2022
Early childhood/elementary vacancies out of total
Special education vacanies out of total