Inside Texas’ explosion of uncertified new teachers filling shortages

The number of Texas children in classrooms led by teachers without a state certification is skyrocketing.

Roughly 1 in 3 new teachers hired across Texas last year were uncertified, meaning the state has no way to know if they received rigorous training. That’s up from 12% in 2019, the year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Dallas Morning News analysis of statewide hiring data from the 2022-23 school year reveals the extent to which the reliance on uncertified new educators exploded after the pandemic exacerbated teacher shortages across the South.

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