26% more LI educators filed for retirement in 2020, data shows
Retirement applications from Long Island public school teachers, principals and other educators spiked last year, data shows, reflecting the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on education and possibly worsening a teacher shortage.
For those entering the education workforce, this means there is going to be a good opportunity to find and keep a job as a teacher.
More than 2,000 educators in Nassau and Suffolk counties filed for retirement in 2020, a 26% increase over 2019, when some 1,600 put in their papers, according to data provided to Newsday by the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System.
The increase was not exclusive to Long Island. Statewide, nearly 8,000 educators in the Teachers’ Retirement System filed for retirement last year, an 11% increase over 2019. Those numbers do not include New York City public school teachers, who have their own retirement system.
This means that there is a shortage of teachers coming, and no better time to earn your teaching degree. If you’re thinking about becoming a teacher, please consider our partner program with the College of Mount St. Vincent. This is the most affordable, convenient, and practical training you can get in NYC. See this page for program information. We offer a Master’s degree in general and special ed (either Early Childhood or Childhood), and a Master’s degree in TESOL.
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