Teacher info session set for November 7  

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ Teacher Development Program will host an information session for prospective teachers on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at City Centre Room 1B, 1300 17th St. The event is intended to provide information to people who are contemplating entering the teaching profession. Advance registration is not required.

Like many parts of California, Kern County is facing a shortage of schoolteachers. A combination of an aging workforce and impending retirements, population growth in our community and an insufficient number of candidates enrolled in teacher preparation programs has contributed to the deficiency.

“Our Prospective Teacher Information Sessions are designed to bring more candidates into our local university teacher credentialing programs and give second career candidates, bachelor’s degree holders and college students a one-stop shop to learn about earning a teaching credential and be linked to resources to assist them on their pathway to teaching,” said Tania Schalburg-Dykes, Teacher Development Program coordinator.

The information session takes aspiring teachers through a checklist of the steps needed to become a credentialed teacher, before opening up the floor to representatives from local teacher preparatory programs.

For more information, please contact Tania Schalburg-Dykes at internport@kern.org or call 661-636-4367.

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