A rising number of K-12 classrooms do not have teachers in them, but Fort Hays State University is working to provide a solution. The 32nd annual Teacher Career Fair brings together school administrators and candidates from all over the nation. This year's fair, hosted by the Office of Career Services, will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 23 in Gross Memorial Coliseum.
The fair provides students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with about 90 school administrators. It also provides the administrators a more efficient way to look for qualified candidates in all educational fields.
"It is anticipated that job opportunities will be available in almost all teaching fields," said Dan Rice, director of Career Services. "However, we expect there will be the highest demand in special education, math, science, foreign languages, technology studies and bilingual positions."
This year's fair will also be open to candidates for the Transition to Teaching program for professionals seeking a career change. Transition to Teaching allows professionals with a bachelor's degree to teach on a restricted license while earning a full teaching license.
"The program is designed to fill teaching vacancies in school districts through an alternate route to teacher licensure," said Dr. Germaine Taggart, interim chair of the Department of Teacher Education.
Administrators at the event will be available with talk to students throughout the morning. Students may come and go at their convenience.
Students are encouraged to dress professionally and to bring their resumes.
The event is free and is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni of any university and to anyone in or interested in the Transition to Teaching program. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at (785) 628-4260, by e-mail at email@example.com or visit the Web site at www.fhsu.edu/careers.