Monday, May 12, 2008

Market Value

A report in the Dallas Morning News shows that the demand for teachers, especially those who are certified for math, science, or bilingual, is helping to drive beginning salaries for educators in north Texas upward. Among the several districts in the metroplex, salaries for beginning teachers are in the mid 40's, with additional stipends and bonuses for the afore mentioned teachers pushing beginning pay rates to close to $50,000 per year.

At present, Texas universities are graduating aspiring teachers at about half the rate needed to replace those leaving the profession. It will be interesting to see if the elevation of salaries begins to make a difference in the number of students interested in the profession.

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