Teaching Jobs Scarce in Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Teaching remains among Michigan's most popular college majors. But three-fourths of the seven-thousand to be certified this year won't land jobs in the state.

Michigan colleges are producing a glut of elementary teachers. But state schools chief Mike Flanagan says there's a need for special education, secondary math and science and language arts teachers.

Flanagan says one way to get colleges to meet the state's supply and demand needs for teachers is by using scholarships to help channel students to different specializations.

Michigan produces thousands of more teachers each year than it needs which means states with teacher shortages clamor to hire Michigan education graduates.

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