Educators Rising

Educators Rising is a community-based model, in which chapters at schools feed teacher preparation programs at institutes of higher education with the support of state departments of education and local funders and foundations. These entities come together to provide a clear pathway to increase teacher diversity and teacher quality.

California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program

This program addresses California’s teacher shortage by offering financial assistance to classified school employees to complete an undergraduate program and earn their teaching credential.

Sustainable Strategies for Funding Teacher Residencies: Lessons From California

This report shares examples from California of partners working together to bring local resources to their residencies to improve sustainability. The report sets the California context and briefly describes how securing funding for residencies can help to address teacher shortages, while increasing the diversity of the teaching workforce. The report also provides concrete strategies that programs can use to move toward long-term sustainable funding, with examples of how specific programs in California have successfully implemented select strategies.

Promising Practices to Recruit and Retain Male Teachers of Color

This report from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education outlines research-based promising practices for the recruitment of male teachers of color. The report highlights the Black and Hispanic/Latino Male Teacher Networked Improvement Community, a program that pilots innovative solutions to increase recruitment of teachers of color. 

San Jose Unified School District “Rise into Special Education” (RISE) Program

This program, funded by the California Local Solutions to the Shortage of Special Education Teachers Grant, creates a pathway for current general education teachers and related instructional personnel to earn a special education teaching credential at San José State University at no cost.

Louisiana Department of Education, STAR - Students Teaching and Reaching

The STAR Program provides high school juniors and/or seniors an opportunity to learn about teaching as a career through one-credit courses offered at their high schools that may be used for college credit in the field of education.

Delaware Teacher Recruitment & Selection Toolkit

This toolkit, created by the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center, was developed to assist Delaware districts in identifying immediate actions and long-term strategies to hire and retain effective educators.

New York City Department of Education 2018–2019 Hiring Support Guide

This guide, written by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Teacher Recruitment & Quality, provides an overview of the job search, interview, and hiring processes for prospective teachers in New York City.

Policy Snapshot: Targeted Teacher Recruitment

This state policy brief provides an overview of various legislation proposed and enacted in states to attract teachers to high-need schools and subjects through targeted recruitment efforts.  

Fontbonne University Paraprofessional Pathways to Teaching

Fontbonne's Paraprofessional Pathways to Teaching offers individuals employed as a paraprofessional or teacher assistant in a special education school setting a pathway to become a special education teacher, simultaneously earning a master’s degree and K–12 mild/moderate cross-categorical certification.


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