TRENTON – In an effort to support military families and ease their transition into New Jersey, Senators Linda R. Greenstein and Jim Beach have sponsored legislation that would allow qualified military spouses to teach in New Jersey while completing additional requirements for teacher certification. The Senate Education Committee today unanimously approved this legislation.
“While the men and women of our Armed Forces are courageously protecting our country, their spouses are often the glue holding their families together back here at home. Military spouses often make great sacrifices in support of their loved ones including repeated deployments and constant transfers to new states, they shouldn’t have to sacrifice their own careers as well,” said Senator Greenstein, D-Middlesex and Mercer. “New Jersey is always looking to add more qualified teachers into our ranks, particularly in areas such as math and science where we have statewide shortages. These men and women could be a great addition to our workforce and by breaking down barriers to employment, we can show our support for these families, and provide them with a path to a good job.”