Attract Qualified Candidates

Market Your District

Expand Outreach to Reach Potential Candidates

Enlist Community Help in Your Recruitment Efforts

Define Your
Ideal Candidate

Craft a Recruitment Message

Strengthen Relationships with Institutions of Higher Education

"Grow Your Own"

Non-Traditional Candidates

Offer Incentives to Attract & Retain Educators



"Grow Your Own" Candidates

You can help to cultivate future educators among those with whom you already have links: your students and others in your community.

Promising Strategies

  • Encourage students in your schools to aspire to teaching as a career;
  • Consider becoming involved in Future Educators Academy;
  • Consider those in your community and school who could enter teaching through alternative pathways, such as:
    • Para-educators, such as teacher assistants, special education assistants, school clerks, cafeteria employees, security guards;
    • Parents or community residents who are active in the schools;
    • Members and leaders of the community who are active in education issues;
    • Early retirees who are moving to your community.
  • Learn about alternative pathways to certification in New Hampshire;
  • Request assistance from the New Hampshire Department of Education's Bureau of Credentialing to learn more about alternative paths to certification.

Future Educators Academy is a high school strategy for recruiting quality students into the field of education.

There are 5 distinct pathways or alternatives to certification as an educator in the State of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Education web site outlines the requirements for each.

Troops-to-Teachers provides Referral Assistance and Placement services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. The Troops-to-Teachers office will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities.

Teachers for New Hampshire was created to help increase the pool of teachers in critical shortage subject areas by making it economically feasible through loans for individuals to obtain the education they need to become certified.

Teachers for New Hampshire's web site offers a list of financial assistance available to those pursuing education to become a teacher.

Grow your own teachers!, Principal Leadership, May 2002.

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