Alaska educators looking to teach online can provide livestreamed instruction to our partner schools across the country. If you have a standard or professional license in Alaska, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in Alaska.
Alaska is struggling to fill teacher vacancies because the largest in-state teacher preparation program, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, lost its accreditation. Alaska already had an issue securing teachers before this loss due to its remote location and climate. Now, the need is exacerbated. EdWeek states, “Annually, districts hire about 1,000 teachers, with over half hired at the five largest districts. In-state universities typically graduate a total of 200 teachers every year, far short of what schools need.” The need is sometimes filled by some out-of-state teachers, but they often leave quicker than in-state teachers. During the 2022-23 school year, Alaska had over 120 teacher vacancies and over 1,500 underqualified teachers.
Teacher Shortage reports claim, "Based on news and state reports, we estimate that there are at least 55,000 vacant teacher positions in the United States."
Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?