Shortage of Dual Language Teachers

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) has cited finding highly qualified teachers as the greatest challenge in implementing an immersion program. Aside from needing to be fluent in the target language, teachers also need to be competent in language learning strategies and the relevant pedagogical skills.

The LOOK Bill will create a certification for Dual Language educators in Massachusetts.

Education Week: Shortage of Dual-Language Teachers: Filling the Gap