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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Randall en_US
dc.contributor.author Townley, Kelly Leigh
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-14T22:45:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-14T22:45:13Z
dc.date.created 2018 October en_US
dc.date.issued 01-15-19
dc.identifier.other Master of Business Administration en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/208591
dc.description.abstract A qualified teacher workforce is an essential component for improving educational outcomes. Yet, school districts throughout California report having a shortage of qualified teachers. To try to deal with this situation, California school districts often hire underprepared teachers and emergency-credential substitutes. In addition, they may staff their classrooms with teachers out of their subject area, eliminate courses, or over-enroll class rosters. A teacher shortage is especially acute in the Stockton Unified School District (USD). The Stockton district is located in an urban community, and it serves 40,000 students with a $585 million budget. The purpose of this study is to identify a possible solution to the teacher shortage in the Stockton USD through the development of paraprofessional educators. The district has teacher pathway programs at three comprehensive high schools, access to a bountiful supply of paraprofessionals, and its own teacher induction program. This study suggests that the addition of a Teacher Supply Chain Coordinator to bridge the gaps between these assets, along with implementation of teacher retention strategies, will maximize the district’s potential to produce and maintain a fully prepared teacher workforce.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Investigating the Stockton Unified School District teacher shortage and proposing a teacher supply-chain solution for the shortage
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-03-14T22:45:13Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kotrozo, Jarrett||Kidd, Katrina||Gomez-Arias, Tomas en_US


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