Start your teaching career at Lake Land College and you’ll gain hands-on experiences with an in-school practicum and build a solid foundation for success, all while saving on the first two years of your bachelor’s degree. Lake Land College graduates transfer to a variety of universities and colleges, with many attending Eastern Illinois University. Lake Land and the EIU College of Education and Professional Studies work together to assist students in the transfer process.
According to the national Bureau of Labor Statistics, the teaching field is projected to grow by 6 percent through 2024. Education Instructor Kim Davis said she is seeing a lot of opportunity locally.
“In our area, we are facing an extreme shortage of teachers. School districts are continuing to fill openings mid-year and we do not have enough graduates to fill their needs,” Davis said.
According to a survey conducted by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, more than three-quarters of rural districts reported challenges filling positions.
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