Minnesota schools face a critical shortage of teachers, especially teachers of color, in nearly all subjects. The shortage is more pervasive in Greater Minnesota than the seven-county metro area.

MREA will host a virtual meeting on a possible solution on Sept. 19. The meeting will begin at 3:30 pm and last one hour. Register here.

During the meeting, MREA will share how a new program would work and gain feedback from members. The Promising Teachers seeks to attract teachers to the profession.

Shortage at a Glance

  • 1,400 teachers retire without enough new teachers gaining licenses to replace them.
  • 1,200 shortfall of new teachers graduating from Minnesota teacher preparation institutions and receiving licenses in 2013 to replace those who left the profession.
  • One-quarter of new teachers leave the profession within three years.