Florida 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 Florida, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.
Working as a teacher for Proximity Learning has helped teachers find better work/life balance, teach to students across the county, and improve technological skills.
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 Florida.
The Florida Education Association states, "Florida has a serious and growing teacher shortage. Districts had more than 4,000 advertised vacancies for classroom teachers in August 2018, up from 3,000 in 2017 and 2,400 in 2016. As of January 2020 —midway through the school year — more than 2,440 teaching positions remained unfilled — a 10% increase from January 2019." Critical subject areas include Math, Science, English and Reading.
Florida offers some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation, so teacher retention is poor. This leaves thousands of open teaching jobs every year. Ultimately, the most recent teacher shortage report shows 3,911 teacher vacancies plus 16,585 under-qualified teachers in Florida during the 2021-22 school year.
In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.
“I know I would have never thought in my 20 years of experience that we would be online and offer so many options and reach so many children.”
Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?