Facts About Teaching Professions

Teaching: The Best Kept Secret!

The problem:

  • Nearly half of STEM majors have an interest in becoming a teacher.

  • Yet, our nation has a severe shortage of math and science teachers.

  • Research shows that faculty and students have deeply held but often misinformed perceptions about the teaching profession.

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Did you know ...

Teachers rate their lives better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians.
Grade 7-12 science and math teachers get paid more than most college teaching faculty.
Most teaching jobs have better retirement benefits than private industry.
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Eastern Kentucky University alumnus and middle school science teacher Ken Mattingly shares the opportunities throughout his teaching career that enabled him to extend his reach to students far beyond the classroom.​