Source: The Atlantic

With a shortage of available math and science teachers, an influx of technology professionals are leaving laboratories in order to join classrooms.

According to the California State University’s Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative Annual Report, the state will need over 30,000 new math and science teachers within the next 10 years.

Scientists and mathematicians who previously worked in laboratories and other institutions are able to switch careers by taking short classes and completing a credential program.

LaTeira Haynes, a high school biology teacher who previously completed her doctorate in biomedical engineering, says her career change allowed her to inspire a new generation of students by imparting her passion for science.

“We have all these scientific minds not being tapped into because students might not be pointed in that direction,” she explained.

Read full story at: The Atlantic

 

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