WTOP | How a UMD Program is Helping Address the Teacher Shortage in STEM Fields

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Amid a national shortage of K-12 STEM teachers, Terrapin Teacher Associate Director Anisha Campbell discusses the innovative program providing STEM students with a pathway to teaching. The program’s efforts have become increasingly valuable, as school systems work through staffing challenges worsened by the pandemic.

According to Campbell, about 75% of program graduates are teaching in the state.

“They are teaching, they are being retained in the classroom,” she said. “That speaks to our program, the College of Education, the support that they get, [and] the rigorous preparation that they receive.”

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