Online Learning Update

January 6, 2019

Editorial: Fast-track teacher program belongs at front of the class

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am


As of Oct. 1, there were 740 empty teacher slots in the state, according to New Mexico State University. That’s why an online program fast-tracking teacher licensure for those with bachelor’s degrees or higher is long overdue. While some state lawmakers have tried for years to address the need for qualified teachers, especially those in STEM fields, by mining the many professionals in our communities, the state Legislature has been unable or unwilling to codify alternative licensure in statute.

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