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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 TeachIowa.gov (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 at http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov.

2013-2014 Iowa Teacher Shortage Areas

General Education:

  • Early Childhood
  • English as a Second Language (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Guidance Counselor (Kindergarten – Grade 8 and Grades 5 - 12)
  • Health (Grades 5 - 12)
  • Industrial Technology (Grades 5 - 12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 5 – 12)
  • Middle School Certification (Grades 5 – 8)
  • Science - All Areas (Grades 5 - 12)
  • Talented and Gifted (Kindergarten – Grade 12)
  • Teacher Librarian (Kindergarten – Grade 8 and Grades 5 - 12)

    
Special Education:

  • Early Childhood Special Education (Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten)   
  • Instructional Strategist II Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities
  • Instructional Strategist II Mental Disabilities
  • Instructional Strategist I Mild/Moderate
  • Instructional Strategist II Physical Disabilities
  • Itinerant Hearing Impaired (Birth to Age 21)
  • Itinerant Visually Impaired (Birth to Age 21)

2013-2014 Iowa Teacher Shortage Areas

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 20, 2014 at 6:11pm.