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|Why teach? You can make a real difference as a teacher. There is a sense of accomplishment when you help students learn and contribute to their future. You’ll be a respected professional in a career field that will always be needed. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists teaching as one of the top ten occupations for job growth. Program Flyer
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In 2010-2011 the Florida State Board of Education identified these areas of “teacher shortage areas”:
- middle and high school level mathematics;
- middle and high school level science;
- all Exceptional Student Education programs;
- English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).
That’s where “TEACHER SHORTAGE AREAS” come in. The programs listed above NEED teachers and sometimes have teachers who are in long-term sub positions filling them who are not actually qualified. Florida educators earned an average of $46,912 in 2009-10, according to the National Education Association. That's almost 6 percent higher than the average wage in Florida: $44,370.