Addressing the California Teacher Shortage

A Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Learning Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction

We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.

Built by Educators, for Educators

Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.

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Certified Teachers in California

California educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in California, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.

Teaching online gives teachers flexibility in their careers, better work/life balance, and the ability to pursue other passions.

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 California.

Teacher shortage in California

Governing reports, "In California, there were more than 10,000 teacher vacancies — including positions filled by people who do not hold credentials — during the 2021-22 school year, according to the state's Department of Education."

To combat the teacher shortage, California passed a resolution to accept teachers on provisional licenses. This means teachers hired through this program are not fully licensed in the state. “Between 2012 and 2019 the number of teachers in the state working with ‘substandard’ credentials increased from 4,724 to 13,912,” according to data from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. With almost 14,000 teachers without licenses, students are not getting the expert teachers they deserve. Ultimately, the most recent teacher shortage report shows 24,029 under-qualified teachers in California during the 2018-19 school year.

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."

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in CA

We offer a suite of services that mirror in-person instruction, covering standard classes, tutoring, and summer school in nearly every subject you need.

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Live Virtual K-12

Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our livestreamed certified teachers to ensure that when you can't find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge certified educator into your classroom.


Certified, qualified teachers in the subjects you need. For teacher vacancies or expanding course offerings.

Virtual School

Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.

Resources When Facing Teacher Shortages

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