STEM Education http://wfae.org en Inexperienced Teachers A Booming Trend http://wfae.org/post/inexperienced-teachers-booming-trend <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The push for high-performing college graduates and non-teachers from other professions to enter the classroom has reached an all-time high in the past few years. Proponents of “alternative entry” see it as a fast way to send motivated, knowledgeable instructors into schools—particularly high needs schools and subjects like math and science—but their inexperience and high turnover rate has drawn fire from critics.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:53:43 +0000 Ben Bradford 22557 at http://wfae.org Inexperienced Teachers A Booming Trend NC Expands Program To Attract Engineers And Scientists To The Classroom http://wfae.org/post/nc-expands-program-attract-engineers-and-scientists-classroom <p>Schools across the country perpetually struggle to find qualified math and science teachers.&nbsp; North Carolina is doubling one of its programs aimed at luring engineers and scientists into the teaching profession. &nbsp;<br><br>Greg Stolve has been an industrial engineer for the past fifteen years.&nbsp; But that’s not the career he planned on in college.&nbsp; He wanted to be a teacher, until an academic advisor told him engineers make more money and finish school faster.&nbsp; So that’s what he did. &nbsp;<br> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:23:15 +0000 Lisa Miller 14542 at http://wfae.org