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.
The total number of elementary and secondary teachers is projected to increase 14% between 2010 and 2021.
The projected number of new teacher hires is projected to increase from 2010 to 2021 in both elementary and secondary schools.