ERIC Number: ED360313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
New Teachers in the Job Market, 1991 Update. Contractor Report. Statistical Analysis Report.
Gray, Lucinda; And Others
This report on the supply of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) is based primarily on data from the Recent College Graduates (RCG) study of 1991. The survey, which was originally designed to provide information on NQTs alone, was expanded to cover graduates in all major fields of study; however, it continues to emphasize graduates qualified to teach at the elementary or secondary school level. It focuses on the number, characteristics, and teaching status of NQTs who were defined as college graduates receiving a bachelor's or master's degree between July 1, 1989, and June 30, 1990; who became eligible or certified to teach during that same period; and who had not been employed as teachers before receiving their degree. The number of NQTs who graduated from the nation's colleges and universities increased from 126,200 in 1986 to 140,500; the number at the master's level decreased by 1,000. Of the NQTs in 1991, 71 percent were female. Among NQTs, about 50 percent had a grade point average of 3.25 or above, compared to 42 percent of other bachelor's degree recipients. Fifty-nine percent of the NQTs had majored in education, about the same as the percentage in 1987 (57 percent). One year after graduation, 91 percent of the NQTs were employed, 73 percent full-time. The average annual salary for NQTs who were employed full time was $19,200 in 1991, compared to $24,200 for other bachelor's degree recipients. Of all NQTs, 85 percent were eligible or certified to teach at the elementary or secondary level. A bibliography of RCG reports and numerous text tables and figures are included. Four appendixes provide tables containing additional data referenced in text, tables with standard errors for data reported in text, technical notes, and definitions of terms and codes used in the report. (LL)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Beginning Teachers, College Graduates, Education Majors, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Surveys, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.