Classrooms across the State of Alabama face a critical shortage of teachers. Recent data reveals Alabama schools saw teachers retiring at the highest rate in over a decade. A dearth of eligible teacher candidates at the other end of the pipeline has prompted the state to find tangible incentives and creative mechanisms to address these issues and strengthen its classrooms.
Specifically, the state has established pay increases for teachers and added incentives for STEM teachers, and has granted districts the flexibility to hire college graduates through emergency and temporary teaching certificates.
This creates a new career option for college graduates, and Stillman College, in conjunction with the already designed provisional track of the Alabama Department of Education, has created the Stillman College Boot Camp.
The Boot Camp is committed to decreasing the critical shortage of qualified teachers in the classroom by offering courses in teacher education.
Boot Camp classes begin May 24 and are offered entirely online in both summer sessions.
TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: Courses will be paid for the first 50 students who apply and begin the program this summer.