Maryland Education Jobs Available
Posted on August 29, 2008
With a shortage of teachers, the state is looking for people to fill Maryland education jobs.
Maryland has a yearly average shortage of 6,000 teachers. The state’s education and health services industry employed 383,900 in July 2008, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 2.8 percent from last year.
Possible careers in the education industry include:
Public primary and secondary education in Maryland is overseen by the Maryland State Department of Education. Each county in the state also has a local board of education, which is responsible for running the public schools in the area.
The state has many private schools, many affiliated with various religious sects, including parochial schools of the Catholic church, Quaker schools, Seventh-Day Adventist schools and Jewish schools. In 2003 Maryland passed a law to allow publicly-funded charter schools, which must be approved by the local board of education and adhere to state education laws.
Maryland is home to St. John’s College, the oldest college in the state and country, founded in 1696. The state also hosts 18 other private colleges and universities, including Johns Hopkins University, which was founded in 1876 with a grant from Baltimore entrepreneur Johns Hopkins.
The majority of public universities in the state are affiliated with the University System of Maryland. Morgan State University and St. Mary’s College, which are funded by the state, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the United States Naval Academy, which are federally funded, are not affiliated with the state’s university system.