CSU–Pueblo hosts Teacher Education Fair on April 12

Colorado State University-Pueblo will host its annual Teacher Education Fair on Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., in the Occhiato University Student Center. Nearly 45 local, regional, state, and national school districts are expected to participate.

According to Career Center Director Michelle B. Gjerde, “Candidates must be teacher qualified to participate. Candidates seeking full-time teaching positions should be professionally dressed and bring plenty of copies of their updated resumes, and be prepared to interview.”

The Education Fair format schedule is as follows: Open Networking and Sign-Ups for interviews with school districts will occur from 9 – 9:45 a.m. Interviews will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with candidates having from one to 12 interviews depending on the availability of recruiters and candidate geographic preferences.

The American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) notes that teaching fields with considerable shortage are mathematics, bilingual education, severe/profound disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders, physics, and chemistry. Fields that have some surplus are health education, dance education, physical education and social studies education. The fields most in demand at this time are: foreign language, special education, math, science, ESL, music and English. Gjerde said that teaching candidates should be prepared for the job market possessing excellent communication and teaching abilities as competition is beginning to increase, and only the best teachers will rise to the top.

Among the participating districts are: Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Adams County, Brighton School Dist. 27J, Canon City-Fremont RE-1, Cesar Chavez Academy, Charma Valley Independent School, Cheyenne Wells RE5, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado League of Charter Schools, Del Norte, Denver Public Schools, Dodge City Public Schools, Edison Schools-Colorado Springs, El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, Elizabeth, Falcon School District, Fort Lupton Schools, Fountain-Fort Carson Dist 8, Garden City, Harrison School District 2, Huerfano, Laramie County School District , Laramie Country, Lamar, Liberal Unified School District, Manzanola 3-J, Peyton School District, Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning, Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo School District 70, Roaring Fork School District R2, Rocky Ford School District, Sheridan, Weld County RE-8, Widefield School District 3, Woodland Park School District RE-2.

Current student teachers, alumni, and members of the Pueblo community are welcome to attend this free event. For more information concerning the Education Fair, please contact the Career Center 549-2980.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.