Many institutions in countries across different continents award doctoral-level (sometimes called “third-level” or “third-cycle”) degrees, and anyone that possesses the equivalent of a US doctoral degree could potentially become a professor or lecturer at a university.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the nation-wide average salary for public elementary and secondary school teachers from 2014 to 2015 was $ 58,950, down slightly from previous years’ averages according to the data. Each state may tend to have salary averages that deviate significantly (or barely) from the national average.
To become a substitute teacher in Illinois, professionals must obtain a substitute license. This is a relatively straight-forward process. These certifications last several years, and have basic requirements outlined on ISBE’s (Illinois State Board of Education) website.
The teacher shortage in America is a significant issue which is only likely to get worse in the future. No subject area has seemingly been spared the shortage. Many states have implemented and leaned into a variety of alternative routes to teacher certification in an attempt to cope with the problem.