Addressing the Illinois 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 Illinois

Illinois 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois.

Teacher shortage in Illinois

Illinois had 4,120 unfilled positions in 2021. Illinois teacher shortages are not new, and they are not going away. The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents says, "86% of superintendents surveyed said they thought teacher shortages will remain a problem into the 2022-2023 school year. Districts are struggling to fill vacancies. The study indicates the teacher shortage led to more than 250 classes in schools across the state being canceled," which causes educational disparities throughout the state.

The Illinois State Board of Education reveals, “Communities of color and low-income school districts are most likely to see teacher shortages. Of the unfilled teacher positions in the state, 74% are in majority-minority school districts while 81% are in districts where the majority of students are low-income." 

This year, there are over 4,000 unfilled school jobs currently in the state of Illinois.

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 IL

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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