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Beyond The Bell: Teacher Shortage In Oklahoma Classrooms

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Finding the best-suited teachers for Oklahoma City's students is top priority. Finding the best-suited teachers for Oklahoma City's students is top priority.
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A shortage of teachers in Oklahoma has the state's biggest school district scrambling to find qualified professionals for our children's classrooms.

Tonight News 9's Chris McKinnon goes Beyond the Bell to show us Oklahoma City's strategic plan to get more teachers in schools.

The number of college graduates entering the teaching field continues to plummet, between 2011 and 2012, the number of education majors in state schools dropped by nearly 1,500 adding to the stress of filling more than 100 current vacancies.

Finding the best-suited teachers for Oklahoma City's students is top priority.

The shortages range from region to region but the middle of the country has one of the worst teacher shortages. Luckily, as Oklahoma City continues to become more desirable, more people will be attracted to living here.

If you're interested in teaching, Oklahoma City Public Schools partners with different organizations that help certify people to become teachers.

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