Addressing the Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Minnesota 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 Minnesota, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.

Make a difference in student lives while teaching from anywhere with a better work/life balance by becoming a teacher with Proximity Learning.

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 Minnesota.

Teacher shortage in Minnesota

Minnesota is struggling to hire fully licensed teachers for their classrooms, so they are turning to those with provisional licenses. According to Star Tribune in the 2019-20 school year, “There were more than 57,300 teachers with professional licenses not working in the classroom — roughly 50% of the state's corps of licensed teachers.” Those certified teachers have taken jobs outside the school system and are being replaced with underqualified instructors.

MPR News reports, "The Professional Educator Licensing and Licensing Standards Board (PELSB) found in its 2023 report that between 80-90 percent of Minnesota districts were significantly impacted by teacher and substitute shortages."

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 MN

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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