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Supply and Demand for Educators in Texas

Texas Education Agency

Over the next decade, there will be an increasing demand for new teachers due in part to a dramatic increase in enrollments and high attrition rates as an aging teacher workforce becomes eligible for retirement.
As hiring trends soar, Texas has once again broken its own record by achieving record breaking hiring in 2013 with over 4,500 new teachers placed in the classroom.

As demographics change in Texas, there will be an increasing need to attract minority teachers. One of the goals of the SBOE is to have a teacher workforce that reflects the racial-ethnic composition of the state. Continue reading…

Texas Education Agency 

2020-2021 Teacher Shortage Areas and Loan Forgiveness Programs

The United States Department of Education (ED) has approved the 2020-2021 teacher shortage areas submitted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

The approved state-level shortage areas for the 2020-2021 school year are:

  • Bilingual/English as a Second Language – Elementary and Secondary Levels
  • Special Education – Elementary and Secondary Levels
  • Career and Technical Education – Secondary Levels
  • Technology Applications and Computer Science – Elementary and Secondary Levels
  • Mathematics – Secondary Levels

The approved shortage areas help administrators support the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers. Continue reading:

Loan Forgiveness Information

Teacher Education Agency

Teacher Supply & Demand State Data Guide

As states and districts work to help students recover from learning losses suffered during the pandemic, concerns over teacher shortages continue to plague local leaders. To understand the teacher labor market and help address teacher staffing challenges, states need specific information about what each district and school is experiencing.
Unfortunately, too often the poor quality of data about the teacher labor market prevents policymakers and education leaders at the state and local levels from properly diagnosing and addressing the specific staffing needs of districts and schools within their state. With the right data, states and districts can develop tailored solutions to their own teacher staffing challenges not just before they occur, but precisely where they occur — whether that’s in certain subjects, grades, or schools.

To help your state gain a better understanding of the teacher labor market, NCTQ identified key questions, along with the key data elements needed to answer these questions, that are critical to understanding your state’s local teacher workforce needs. Continue reading

National Council of Teacher Quality