Teacher Evaluations Meaningless Without Supporting PD

Writing Grants for the STEM Classroom

How the public is deceived about ‘highly qualified teachers’

Improved Teacher Effectiveness Leads to Better Jobs

Valuing teachers: How much good teacher worth

Certification and Teacher preparation in the United states

What Makes A Teacher Effective?

Five Reasons Teacher Turnover Is on the Rise

Most of NCLB’s ‘Failing’ Schools Were Not Targeted the Following Year

Approval of Critical Teacher Shortage Areas for 2013-14

High Teacher Turnover Rates are a Big Problem for America’s Public Schools

Inexperienced Teachers A Booming Trend

Inequality In Teaching and Schooling : Supporting High Quality Teaching and leadership In Low income Schools

Removing The Road Blocks : How Federal Policy Can Cultivate Effective Teachers

Addressing the Problem of the Unequal Distribution of the Highly Effective Teachers

The Problem of Out-of-Field Teaching

Qualified Math Teachers Elusive for Struggling Students, Studies Find

Remembering Through Realistic Rote Learning

State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act

Teacher Training Fails Grade

Preparing Teachers Around the World

The Creativity Conundrum in Public Education Leadership

Half of Teachers Quit in 5 Years Working Conditions, Low Salaries Cited

Fewer choosing teaching jobs

Report Cites Ongoing Needs in Rural Schools

Turning out teachers in one year

Let’s Fix Teacher Education

Polishing the Education Stone

Are You Highly Qualified Under ESEA?

Strategies for Improving Teacher Quality

Unfulfilled Promise: Ensuring High Quality Teachers for Our Nation’s Students

Out-of-Field Teaching and the Limits of Teacher Policy

All talk,No Action : Putting an End to Out-of-Field Teaching

Phi Delta Kappa recognizes Expert Systems for Teachers Series as innovative professional education program

Grant established by State of Florida for Florida Teachers
online courses through participating universities for teachers assigned out-of-field

Teaching Point wins TEXTY Award for textbook excellence from Text and Academic Authors
AP Art History receives excellent review from lead examiner
Text and Academic Authors Assn. urges members to contact Teaching Point
Call for teacher-authors to write Educational Materials

White Paper: A Path to Highly-Qualifying All In-Service Teachers

Video Article: Teachers Wanted: No Experience Necessary  
This documentary visits four new and out-of-field teachers in the New York City public schools. These individuals had no prior classroom experience and seven weeks of summer training. It asks the tough questions: Is it possible to learn on the job and be an effective teacher? Is teacher on–the–job training fair to students? (An Annenberg/CPB documentary –

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to education in the United States and other nations. It fulfills a congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report full and complete statistics on the condition of education in the United States;

Ingersoll: The Problem of Out-of-Field Teaching: This 1998 Phi Delta Kappan article by Richard M. Ingersoll summarizes the problem of out-of-field teaching. Pdf version.

Ingersoll: Why So Many Underqualified High School Teachers?: This Nov. 4, 1998, Education Week story, written by University of Georgia sociology professor Richard M. Ingersoll, discusses why school systems hire teachers who are not trained to teach the subjects they teach. Pdf version.

Ingersoll: The Problem of Underqualified Teachers in American Secondary Schools: This 1999 Educational Researcher article by Richard M. Ingersoll is a detailed summary of his research on out-of-field teaching conducted during the past six years. Pdf version.

Ingersoll: Out-of-Field Teaching: How Qualified Is Your Child’s Teacher? Teacher shortages, primarily in the areas of special education, math, and science, vary by region and by school district, but critical shortages do exist throughout the country. If your child’s teacher has inadequate preparation in the subject she or he teaches, is that the equivalent of educational fraud? Pdf version.

a report prepared by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. This report offers strategy for achieving America’s educational goals: A blueprint for recruiting, preparing, and supporting excellent teachers in all of America’s schools.

Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 1: States’ Uneven Teacher Supply Complicates Staffing of Schools by Ann Bradley. This is the first installment in a five-part series about the nation’s supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.

Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 2: New Teachers Abandon Field At High Rate By Jeff Archer This is the second installment of a five-part series about the nation’s supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.

Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 3: All Classes of Spec. Ed. Teachers In Demand Throughout Nation by Joetta L. Sack This is the third installment of a five-part series about the nation’s supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.

Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 4: Out-of-Field Teaching Is Hard To Curb by Jeff Archer. This is the fourth installment in a five-part series about the nation’s supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.

Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 5: Crackdowns on Emergency Licenses Begin As Teacher Shortages Loom by Ann Bradley. This is the last installment in a five-part series about the nation’s supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.

Lacking Licenses: This April 7, 1999, chart lists U.S. Department of Education data depicting a state-by-state account of the percentage of newly hired teachers unlicensed in their main assignment field. Pdf version.

Out-of-Field-Teaching by Subject: This March 31,1999, chart lists U.S. Department of Education data on the percentage of public school teachers per state in grades 9-12, including veteran teachers, who do not have majors or minors in the subject that they teach. Pdf version


Teaching Point interviews on Education Showcase are streaming video files from the nationally televised monthly program sponsored by the Discovery Networks including Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and Animal Planet Cable Channels. These short files may be viewed using Windows Media Player, the free downloadable software.

Interview (University hosting this interview was not the first partner, see University link for current participants) regarding Teaching Point patented method for teacher professional development that includes online continuing education courses to certify teachers by subject with new or unavoidable out-of-field assignments. These “how to teach” subject-specific courses, based on Teaching Point instructional support material and mentoring program, enriched by faculty with methods and strategies, will help highly qualify teachers with H.O.U.S.S.E. points and subject competency under NCLB. Teaching Point will partner with universities in various states nationally and internationally in this economical and practical solution the problem of under-qualified teachers leading to improved student achievement.

The Teaching Point Professional Development Program is discussed in this video with a description of the elements that help states, districts and schools in the recruitment, development and retention of teachers leading to improved student achievement, graduation rates, college and workforce readiness.

The three elements of the Teaching Point patented program include: subject-specific instructional support, subject-specific mentoring teacher access and online continuing education courses in these subjects (see University link for current participants).