MCOE Recruiting and Guiding Future Teachers

Learn How to Become a Teacher Workshop to be held March 18. 

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

MCOE Recruiting and Guiding Future Teachers

MCOE Recruiting and Guiding Future Teachers

Monday, Mar 13, 2017

Contact: Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer 831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)


Salinas, Calif. – The Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) is taking the teacher shortage head-on with two events designed to lead current students, recent graduates, and those looking for a new career to the teaching profession. 

The California and national teacher shortage has created a number of open positions across the country, and Monterey County has felt the impact over the last several years. County and district officials once again have a number of open positions to fill for the upcoming school year. MCOE’s Teacher Recruitment Fair and “Learn How to Become a Teacher” Educational Workshop are aimed to encourage anyone interested in teaching to follow their passion and make a difference in the lives of students.

  • One hundred and eighteen candidates attended MCOE’s Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 11. The Fair gave candidates the opportunity to meet with 17 different schools’ representatives to discuss employment opportunities and 76 attendees were given on-the-spot interviews.
  • This year’s fair had the largest attendance of candidates in the last several years - a positive sign for local schools struggling with teacher shortages.

  • For those individuals interested in the teaching field, but not yet at a point to apply for a job, MCOE is hosting a half-day Educational Workshop “Learn How to Become a Teacher” on Saturday, March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hartnell College’s Steinbeck Hall, located at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas.
  • The free workshop will include breakout sessions on the steps to becoming a teacher and/or substitute teacher, financial aid, and local college and university admissions, pathways, and internships. Participating institutions include Hartnell College, Brandman University, California State University, Monterey Bay, and National University.


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