Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.
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 Oklahoma.
Oklahoma’s teacher shortage has forced emergency hiring practices that place underqualified teachers into the classroom. In June 2021, 2,673 emergency certificates were granted to allow school districts to hire people who aren’t yet qualified to teach. It is one of several alternative pathways into teaching, but schools must demonstrate that they have exhausted every recruitment option to find a qualified person. Teacher retirements in the state also went up 38% in the summer of 2021.
Ultimately, the most recent teacher shortage report shows 494 teacher vacancies plus 1,237 under-qualified teachers in Oklahoma during the 2018-19 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.
Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?