5 Areas of Education Which Are Experiencing a Significant Shortage in Teachers

5 Areas of Education Which Are Experiencing a Significant Shortage in Teachers

The teacher labor market happens to be in what looks like a crisis now with the news of shortage in teachers on the increase.

Shortage in teachers is very real and the consequences are very serious, many of which affect the students. Feedbacks of users on ReviewsBird.com show the many negative impacts shortage of teachers can have on the educational system.

There is an increasing reluctance to teach or not to teach among the existing teachers which points to the possibility of more shortage in the coming years. While general shortage in teachers is an issue, there are some areas of education that are most affected by this and require serious attention. They include:

1.      Counseling

One area of education that is experiencing serious shortage in teachers is the area of counseling. Schools all over are in need of counselors that can address personal and educational needs of students outside those that are being addressed in the classroom. Lack of counselors in schools affects the students because they are the specialists in listening to and providing the best advice to students on the next step to take per time during their stay in the school.

2.      Behavior analysis

Behavioral analysis is a key area of education that helps students understand themselves and those around them. With a good knowledge of behavioral analysis, interpersonal relationships can be strengthened among individuals. At the teaching end of this education area are behavioral analysts that are not so common in many schools. In the United States for example, there are many states that are in dire need of behavioral analysts to teach students.

3.      Social work

We cannot have enough social workers in our educational system; we can only have more of them. Sadly, this is one area of education that teachers are really …

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