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Facts and Data

Facts and Data

Teaching: The Best Kept Secret!

The problem:

  • Nearly half of STEM majors have an interest in becoming a teacher.
  • Yet, our nation has a severe shortage of math and science teachers.
  • Research shows that faculty and students have deeply held but often misinformed perceptions about the teaching profession.

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Did you know ...

Teachers rate their lives better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians.

Grade 7-12 science and math teachers get paid more than most college teaching faculty.

Most teaching jobs have better retirement benefits than private industry.

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Data to back up the facts

To learn more and dive deeper into the facts about the profession and the data to back up the facts, check out the following pages: