PDE Announces Teacher Shortage Areas

Pennsylvania Department of Education, in their annual Proposed Teacher Shortage report, indentifed the following subject areas to have the most severe teacher shortages in PA. The ten subject areas are: English as a Second Language, Fine and Performing Arts, Foreign Language PK-12, Hearing Impaired, Sciences 7-12, Mathematics 7-12, Special Education PK-12, Speech & Language Impaired, Visually Impaired and Vocational Education. Wilson College offers certification in the bold-faced areas.

Department of Education Announces Teaching Projections

The total number of elementary and secondary teachers is projected to increase 14% between 2010 and 2021.

  • In public schools: 15%
  • In private schools: 3%

The projected number of new teacher hires is projected to increase from 2010 to 2021 in both elementary and secondary schools.

  • In public schools 28% (384,000)
  • In private schools 4% (87,000)

Instructional Certificates issued by PDE declining

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