THE TEACHING PROFESSION TOOK THE THIRD PLACE IN DEMAND AMONG UNIVERSITY ENTRANTS
The pedagogical education is in the top three leading areas, which choose the applicants. The data on results of admission are presented in the research of the National research university "The Higher School of Economics".
In 2021, the most demanded areas were "Healthcare", "Computer Science and Engineering", "Teacher Education", "Jurisprudence" and "Economics". For the first time, the number of potential teachers exceeded the number of those who applied for legal specialties. In the past two years alone, enrollment in the Education and Education Sciences program has grown by nearly 10,000 (66,587 in 2020; 75,677 in 2021; 75,788 in 2022).
"We see that the word 'educator' is increasingly associated with the word 'prestige' among today's youth. And it's important to us that all the kids who choose this path have confidence in their future, in their place of work, that they have a comfortable entrance into the profession. And all our initiatives and programs to support teachers and teacher education are aimed at this, — said Minister of Education of Russia Sergey Kravtsov. — It is not unimportant that following the growth of popularity, the quality of admission also grows".
Yaroslav Kuzminov, the head of the monitoring, also noted the special role of the popularity of the direction "Pedagogical education":
"Employers should know that excellent students now choose medicine and information technology; economists and lawyers are mostly people who got B. These groups are the same quality applicants as future teachers. The growth of the reputation of the direction "Pedagogical education" in the past ten years is one of the most significant changes both in Russian higher education and in the labor market."
Within the framework of the Ministry of Education of Russia project "Teacher of the Future Generation of Russia" modernization of pedagogical universities in terms of both conditions and training programs and professional development of the teaching staff is taking place. It allows to significantly improve the quality of training of teachers who in the near future will come to work in schools. Almost 5 billion rubles are allocated for these purposes in 2021.