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CMU’s perspective on the national teacher shortage

Schools across the nation are feeling the effects of teacher shortages. But Central Michigan University officials say things might be looking up.

Paula Lancaster, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at CMU said CMU’s Teacher education program is seeing an increase in enrollment.

“We have amazing teacher candidates and students in our program who I feel remain incredibly optimistic, they bring such a level of commitment and passion to their training and their excitement about becoming teachers. “ said Lancaster. Another major issue teachers and teacher candidates are facing is low morale and burnout.

Lancaster says that while more teachers are needed, she sees reason for optimism.