SAN JOSE, CA – Step into Teaching: Opportunities in Silicon Valley Public Schools, hosted by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) on Feb 9, invites potential educators to explore a meaningful career in teaching.
The informational event will provide attendees with information on compensation, an understanding of what is required to become a teacher, how to navigate the credentialing process, and a chance to speak with representatives from local teaching programs.
Potential educators include anyone with or pursuing a bachelor's degree, business professionals with an interest in teaching, and classified school employees looking to transition into certificated positions.
In support of Step into Teaching, the SCCOE released the fourth volume of "Why I Teach," a public service announcement series featuring 2018 "Teacher of the Year" awardees emphasizing the benefits that come with teaching others. The series is part of an ongoing initiative to recruit qualified teaching candidates in the wake of severe teacher shortages affecting the Bay Area.
"I started thinking about how influential my teachers were back in Colombia," stated Hernán Díaz from Evergreen Valley High School in the East Side Union High School District. "They were literally pillars of the community. For me, teaching is about how I can contribute to my community."
The ten-part video series continues next week. In addition to being posted to the SCCOE YouTube channel, the videos will also be provided to local cable access channels in various municipalities throughout the county.
Step into Teaching will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the Ridder Park office.
To learn more or register for Step into Teaching, visit:
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About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.