Azusa Pacific University’s School of Education invites current students, alumni, and the public to attend its annual Educator Hiring Fair, connecting schools, districts, and other education-related employers with those seeking jobs in the field. Last year, more than 75 employers from across Southern California were represented at the event, and a similar turnout is expected this year. The Educator Hiring Fair takes place on Sat., March 11, in the Felix Event Center, located on Azusa Pacific’s West Campus, at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. The fair is open to APU students and alumni from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and to the public from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. There is not cost to attend. Register by March 9 by visiting apu.edu/education/.
“Hosting the Educator Hiring Fair enables APU to showcase our students and programs to districts and private schools seeking to fill key educator roles, including classroom teachers, school counselors and psychologists, and school/district leaders,” said Anita Henck, School of Education dean and professor. “We have a solid track record of student and alumni placements through these events, including on-the-spot hiring, as well as call-backs for final interviews.”
According to the California Teacher’s Association, about a third of teachers are nearing retirement and California will need an additional 100,000 teachers over the next decade. California’s demand for new math and science teachers in the next 10 years is expected to be over 33,000 and the current rate of teacher production in the state cannot come close to meeting that need.
The School of Education at Azusa Pacific University equips teachers and administrators for excellence and leadership in educational settings. Offering comprehensive graduate education degrees, the school provides an Ed.D. program and accredited teaching credential and master’s programs, including degrees in special education, school psychology, physical education, educational leadership, and educational technology.