How many applicants do you typically get for elementary SPED teachers? I heard from this lady that there is a severe shortage and they’re hiring unqualified people. Is this true?

Written by on November 30, 2017

A.  All of our teacher positions are posted and applications are submitted through OLAS. We receive 25-30 applications for special education positions,  not all candidates meet our standards. There is a shortage of substitute teachers across the capital region and while we have many subs on the list with certification,  NYSED allows for hiring of substitutes with a bachelors degree for sub positions.