S 2350 S 2661
S 2350: Establishes Grow Your Own Teacher Load Redemption Program in Higher education Student Assistance Authority
S 2661: Established New Jersey Educator Scholarship Program

S 2350 (Gopal, Ruiz) S 2661 (Codey) New Jersey is experiencing a shortage of teachers, one the state needs to address. These bills will incentivize people to become teachers by helping them pay the cost of the college education required to teach. The cost students incur to become teachers serves as a disincentive for some and a barrier for others. Creating scholarship and reimbursement programs for individuals who want to teach will help make the profession more attractive.

NJEA asks that you support these bills.