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ERIC Number: ED585479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 162
Abstractor: ERIC
Teacher Supply and Demand: Fiscal Year 2015 Report to the Legislature
Minnesota Department of Education
Every two years, the Educator Licensing Division of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is tasked with producing a report on the supply and demand of teachers. By statute, that report must contain data collected by surveying Minnesota public school districts, charter schools, and teacher preparation institutions. This report presents findings addressing five research questions. The data for addressing these questions were obtained from data files maintained by the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT), the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics (MCHS), MDE, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The data from the surveys of districts, charter schools, and teacher preparation institutions also informed findings related to the research questions. The research questions motivating this study are: (1) What are the five-year trends in teacher staffing? Do these trends vary by teacher race/ethnicity? What are the license areas of shortage and surplus? Do these trends vary by region of the state?; (2) Are there differences in the teacher shortage areas in charter schools, rural schools, and urban schools?; (3) What barriers do district staff perceive as impairing their ability to hire effective teachers?; (4) What factors do teacher preparation institutions cite as influencing their ability to prepare effective teachers now and during the next 10 years?; and (5) What K-12 public school enrollment trends are expected for particular student subgroups (e.g., racial and ethnic categories and English language learners [ELLs]) for the next three, five, and 10 years? This report summarizes the findings and highlights the perceived teacher shortage areas and trends as measured by the data collected.
Minnesota Department of Education. 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266. Tel: 651-582-8200; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
IES Cited: ED570977