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ASU helps to fill teacher void

April 4, 2006

Albany-- Georgia has one of the most severe teacher shortages in the country and with many veteran teachers approaching retirement the problem could get worse.

Albany State University is helping to fill the void. They graduate 50 to 70 education majors every year plus many students who earn other degrees and later choose teaching as a profession. Some future teachers at ASU are already making plans to take on the youth of the world.

"I'm more than ready to have and take on my own classroom and setup and teach the children," says Sheena Burrus.

"I'm looking very forward to it. Took me a long time to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up," says Melody King.

Many Albany State education graduates stay here to teach in the Dougherty County School system. The school will soon begin a recruiting plan to show more students the benefits of teaching.