Educator Supply and Demand

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AAEE 2021-2022 Supply and Demand Report Available Now

To provide the most current information concerning the dynamic market of educator employment, AAEE conducts this annual survey of universities and school systems to determine perceived Educator Supply and Demand across the nation. 

Join us for a Zoom-based review of this year's report on April 14! Register HERE.

Members, don't forget to access your free electronic copy today!

Non-members may place orders here, or anyone can order physical copies here.

Thank you to all individuals and institutions that took the time to fill out the Educator Supply and Demand survey!

Educator Supply and Demand Analysis 

The Educator Supply and Demand Report is a nationally recognized resource or identifying trends in PK-12 educator supply and demand. In partnership with the Center for Marketing & Opinion Research, LLC (CMOR), AAEE produces this annual study for our valued members. 

With data and perceptions gathered from colleges, universities, and school systems over several decades, the report generated will provide you and your institution with valuable regional and national insights and trends in PK-12 educator supply and demand.

Download the full presentation here!

Observations from the Field

  • Teachers of Special Education, Physics, Chemistry, and Math continue to be in considerable shortage
  • Only one teaching area (of 64 subjects included in this survey) is experiencing any level of surplus: Social Studies Education
  • Over three-quarters of responding institutions offer degree programs in English/Language Arts Education, Social Studies Education, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Kindergarten/Primary Education 
  • The least common subjects for this year's graduates among institutions surveyed include Theatre/Drama Education, Journalism Education, most languages, Physics, and Cognitive Disabilities Special Education
  • The top reason for teaching candidates having difficulty finding positions? Unwilling to relocate
  • In our study, teacher candidates going out of state to teach are most often going to North Carolina or Florida
  • Urban and rural districts are more likely than suburban districts to hire teachers without traditional preparation
  • The primary reason for districts to hire teachers without traditional preparation is the shortage of education majors in colleges
  • Approximately 13% of teachers hired in the past year would be considered teachers of color, with most employed by larger and more urban districts
  • When asked the best way to attract teachers of color, the most common answers by districts were promote diversity, go to middle/high schools/colleges to inspire, and marketing the teaching career
  • Many districts also highlighted undesired location/demographics and low salary/benefits as reasons for difficulty in hiring teachers
  • Over half of districts surveyed indicated recruiting teachers of color was a "big challenge"
  • When asked the best way to attract high school students to study education in college, the most common answers by districts were high school to college teacher programs, involvement from elementary to high school, compensation incentive, and ensure their own K-12 educational experience is positive