Prospective teacher info session, May. 8  

KCSOS’s next informational session for prospective schoolteachers to be held Feb. 8

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ Teacher Development Program will host an information session for prospective teachers on May 8 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.

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 or call  661-636-4367.