School District Using Free College Tuition To Attract Special Educators
[Source: Disability Scoop]
SAN JOSE, Calif. — If you want to be a special education teacher, the San Jose Unified School District has an offer for you: commit to teaching for at least four years, and the district will pay your teaching credential tuition at San Jose State University.
The program is an effort to stem a nationwide shortage of special education teachers, which a recent report said had become a “five-alarm fire.” San Jose Unified’s offer may be the first in the nation, according to officials, to offer such comprehensive support. Besides the tuition and some fees, participants will receive mentorship and an Apple laptop to use during the two-year program.
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