ERIC Number: ED380453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Supply & Demand in Michigan and the United States 1994-95.
Scheetz, L. Patrick; Gratz, Becky
This publication provides analysis of current data on the supply and demand for teachers nationally and in Michigan in 1994-95 along with tips for new teachers who are still seeking jobs. The text covers areas of education where demand is highest including special education and science education, notes the persistent demand for minority teachers in most categories, cites an expected 3.5 percent decrease in demand for new teachers, and an increase of 3.1 percent for professional staff. Overall districts appear to be seeking new hires with prior teaching experience. Whether districts find those candidates to fill their vacancies will dictate the job availability for new teachers without experience. In Michigan especially, the paper notes, teacher supply and demand is imbalanced with 5,577 teaching certificates issued in 1992-93 but only 3,048 new graduates with no previous full-time experience and found jobs in Michigan. The paper also discusses the potential impact of recent changes in property taxes in Michigan on teacher hiring, budget deficits in the state and nation-wide, and projections for a gradual increase in Michigan enrollments in 1994-95. However, the analysis notes, a long term decrease in births suggests limited future opportunities for teachers. Several charts and graphs illustrate the data. (JB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Birth Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Rate, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, Teacher Employment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supply and Demand
Career Development and Placement Services, 113 Student Services Building, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1113.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Career Development and Placement Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; United States