Addressing the New Jersey 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.

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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 New Jersey

New Jersey 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey.

Teacher shortage in New Jersey

New Jersey has teacher vacancies in several essential subjects. "Reported shortages for the 2020-21 school year span science, math, special education, world languages, career and technical education and English as a Second Language,” according to a U.S. Department of Education database. Ultimately, the most recent teacher shortage report shows 196 teacher vacancies plus 2.937 under-qualified teachers in New Jersey during the 2021-22 school year.

Some short-term solutions have been raised. "Fearing a potential teacher shortage this fall, two New Jersey lawmakers want to allow retired educators in ‘critical need’ subject areas to go back to work while still collecting their pension." This is unsustainable as the teacher shortage grows and retirees are unwilling to return. 

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 NJ

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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