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    The Future Educators of America


    The Future Educators Club is an association of Merrillville students interested in exploring a variety of career options in the field of education, including but not limited to: teaching at the elementary, secondary levels, educational administration, educational theory and practice, special education, career counseling, guidance counseling, school psychology and vocational training.  It is designed as an opportunity for all students grades 9-12, of all races, although its objective is to capitalize on the pool of potential minority teachers to be found.

    According to the National Center for Education Statistics:

    ·   3.9 million teachers will be needed by the year 2014.

    ·   One third of all new teachers leave the profession in the first three years.

    ·   One half of all new teachers leave within the first five years.

    ·   About 14 percent of all teachers are ethnic minorities.

    ·   Only 9 percent of elementary school teachers are male.




Last Modified on April 6, 2010