Teachers of Tomorrow Achieves 1,000 Enrolled
HOUSTON (July 1, 2018) – Teachers of Tomorrow announced today that it has more than 1,000 teacher candidates enrolled in its educator preparation program in its newest states. The program began expanding into new states in August 2016 and its educator preparation program has been approved in Florida, Nevada, South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan and Arizona. Most of the teachers enrolled will be eligible for hire this fall to help alleviate critical teacher shortages across the country.
“We have worked hard to launch our new state programs to ensure we can meet the needs of our school district partners this year,” said Vernon Reaser, CEO of Teachers of Tomorrow. “In spite of critical teacher shortages in these states, we have created a program that speaks to so many across the country who want to become teachers with an affordable and efficient route to their own classroom.”
Founded in 2005 as Texas Teachers, the program successfully worked to meet Texas school district teacher needs by recruiting, preparing and certifying more than 45,000 teachers. Teachers of Tomorrow was created in 2016 for the national expansion. The expansion success of six new states in two years far exceeded expectations.
Another significant milestone achievement is that more than 10,000 candidates have applied to become teachers in the Teachers of Tomorrow program in the six states. Some will ultimately enroll, but many will not meet the admission requirements to the program.
“Teachers of Tomorrow has always been about getting teachers hired to fill critical positions so that every child has a great teacher,” said Reaser. “Enrolling 1,000 high quality teacher candidates means that our new district partners across the country will have the staffing they need this fall.”
Word of mouth, district referrals, digital marketing and billboards are used by the Teachers of Tomorrow team to find career changers who want to teach. A local team works with school districts to identify staffing needs and a highly skilled team of advisors helps candidates work through the complex teacher licensing process.
Information about the program in each of the states can be found at:
- Florida Teachers
- South Carolina Teachers
- Nevada Teachers
- Indiana Teachers
- Michigan Teachers
- Arizona Teachers
About Teachers of Tomorrow (www.teachersoftomorrow.org)
Teachers of Tomorrow is the largest, fastest growing Teacher Certification Program in the nation, delivering online training to individuals who want to pursue a career in teaching. Teachers of Tomorrow attracts career changers with an average age of 32 into teaching so they can bring their real-world experiences into the classroom. Teachers of Tomorrow is the second most diverse certification program in the country with a 46% non-white enrollment. In addition, 70% of Teachers of Tomorrow teachers remain in the profession after five years, which is significantly higher than the national average of only 50%. Over the last 11 years, Teachers of Tomorrow has certified more than 45,000 new teachers, and in 2016 the company trained and certified more than 7,000 teachers. An independent study revealed that Teachers of Tomorrow graduates see student achievement results equal to teachers coming through university programs. Teachers of Tomorrow is an approved teacher certification provider in Texas, Florida, Nevada, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, and Arizona.