We note with deepening concern that there is a significant shortage of qualified teachers in the US.
What is more concerning is that there is no proper teacher and training institute or agency that can train teachers. Mere graduate or undergraduate degree in itself is no qualification in this highly demanding and specialized profession.
However, there are also available thousands if not millions of well qualified and highly experienced teachers, instructors and professors among the immigrant communities who cannot get a teaching position.
CBEST most ridiculous stumbling block
CBEST does not give you any teaching skills but it is mandatory to obtain a pass in single or multiple subjects which you may already may have achieved in your degree programs. It is a repetition, waste of time and money and fails to equip you with teaching skills.
Teaching skills require identifying educational needs of the students, writing up a teaching program to translate those needs and into teaching objectives, develop a method of teaching (presentation and class participation).
It must address also all related issues including: