We have heard from a number of school districts that there is a severe shortage of qualified Technology Education certified and STEM qualified teachers available to teach related courses in New Jersey. The New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA) is collecting data from as many districts as possible to help quantify the depth of this shortage.
NJTEEA has been in collaboration with the NJDOE to revise engineering, technology and design state learning standards. During this work, the topic of certification has been frequently identified as a major challenge to meeting all learning standards in the technology, engineering and design content areas. We are in the process of collecting data from district leadership regarding the need for additional technology certified teachers. We would like to share our findings with you and discuss next steps in both standards movement and technology education certification.
This stakeholder meeting is intended for teachers, supervisors, principals, and superintendents to hear our thoughts and plans regarding standards and certification. We hope you will let us know that you are coming so we have a count ahead of time. During this meeting we hope to also receive feedback from stakeholders with regard to next steps in this process. If you have any questions or concerns please email: email@example.com.
Thank you!The NJTEEA Executive Board