With teachers in short supply, states ease job requirements


              Preservice teachers take an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              A preservice teacher takes notes during an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              Preservice teacher Rhianna Bacon listens closely as she took an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              Preservice teachers listen as Alabama Education Association representatives Linda Shirley, left and Tracy Moore discuss the AEA's mission and value at an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              Preservice teacher Will Jachum laughs during a light-hearted moment at an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              Marla Williams, a professor in the elementary education department at Athens State discusses ethical issues as preservice teachers took an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar which Williams helped develop, aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              Preservice teachers, Kristen Brewer, from left, Livingston Long and Ben Shepherd listen closely at an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              Preservice teachers listen closely at an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              Paige Hicks, teacher and Athens City Educator (ACE) leader, discusses ethics scenarios as preservice teachers took an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
            
              A Dallas school administrator carries a sign looking for Spanish language teachers, even if they are uncertified, during a job fair at Emmett J. Conrad High School, in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. The school district, like many across Texas and the south, has increased its reliance on uncertified teachers as officials scramble to keep classrooms filled with educators. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News)
            
              Paige Hicks, teacher and Athens City Educator (ACE) leader, discusses ethics scenarios as preservice teachers took an ethics seminar provided by the Athens State college of education, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Athens, Ala. The seminar aimed to help prepare prospective teachers for real-world issues in the education workplace. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
With teachers in short supply, states ease job requirements