National Supply and Demand for Teachers

Educator Supply & Demand Survey

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The American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) respectfully requests your participation in the 2020-2021 Educator Supply and Demand Survey, conducted in conjunction with the Center for Marketing & Opinion Research, LLC (CMOR). Both AAEE members and non-members are invited and encouraged to participate.

To request your survey link, please contact Anthony Matonis at

Completion of the survey should take about 15 minutes and all responses will remain confidential. If you wish to preview questions (in PDF format) prior to survey completion, please visit:

Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Anthony Matonis or 330-564-4211.

AAEE 2019-2020 Educator Supply and Demand Report

AAEE 2019-2020 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. 

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

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

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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. 

John Snyder from Slippery Rock University has studied the 2017-2018 Educator Supply and Demand Report and presented the following analysis at our 2018 Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Download the full presentation here!

Observations from the Field

  • There is an overall shortage of qualified educators with significant shortages in special education, math, science, languages, and support professionals (PT's OT's Speech Therapists).
  • Even in fields with historical surplus, such as elementary education and middle level education, there is a balance of candidates with available positions or even a slight shortage of candidates.
  • Only social studies and physical education are in the "Some Surplus" category, but not in the "Considerable Surplus" category.

All education hiring is local, but the National Composite Score has increased to 3.55 and is closing in on the highest recorded score of 3.68 in 2001.

  • College and school personnel agree on 63% of the certification areas
  • Schools noted considerable shortage in 20 of 59 fields of study (8 areas by colleges)
  • Enrollment in traditional degree seeking programs was more likely to have decreased
  • One in ten teachers hired in the past year did nor have traditional training
  • Colleges reported that 73% of graduates found full-time teaching jobs
  • Decreases in funding were reported as a BIG Challenge by 49% of school respondents

The market is wide oped for candidates if they are willing to relocate. 

Why are teachers leaving?

  • 25%: assessment and accountability
  • 21%: lack of administrative support
  • 14%: lack of autonomy
  • 13%: pay

Pay and financial support are still issues. The gap between teacher pay and other comparable professionals has risen from 1.8% in 1994 to 18.7% in 2018. Lack of financial support may also lead to "Separate and Unequal Schools."

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