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Teacher Shortage Areas


Iowa teacher shortage areas are designated annually by the Iowa Department of Education. Data used to calculate the shortages include the numbers of Class C and Class B licenses issued, the number and frequency of job postings on (the statewide teacher recruitment website), and the number of projected graduates in each teaching discipline.

Teachers in shortage areas may be eligible for college student forgivable loans through both state and federal programs. Information regarding application for forgivable loans is available at the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website.

2020-2021 Iowa Teacher Shortage Areas

Endorsement Number Endorsement Title
266 Deaf or Hard of Hearing (B-21)
267 Visually Impaired (B-21)
140 Industrial Technology (5-12)
139 Family and Consumer Sciences (5-12)
185 All Science (5-12)
108, 109, 174 Teacher Librarian (K-8, 5-12 and K-12)
260, 261 Instructional Strategist I Mild/Moderate (K-8 and 5-12)
263, 264 Instructional Strategist II BD/LD and ID
121-136, 177-180, 187, 188 World Languages - All
112 Agriculture (5-12)
172, 173 Professional School Counselor (K-8 and 5-12)
107 Talented and Gifted (PK-12)
1171 Business - All (5-12)
104 English as a Second Language (K-12)
156 Physics (5-12)


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on January 25, 2021 at 7:38am.