What is the number and percentage change in the state's educator preparation<br> program completion between 2008-09 and 2016-17 (total and by program type)?

What is the number and percentage change in the state's educator preparation
program completion between 2008-09 and 2016-17 (total and by program type)?

October 2019


Overview: Forty-five states reported a decrease in educator preparation program completion between 2008-09 and 2016-17. Five states and the District of Columbia reported an increase.

Additional Information: Although new teacher supply data provide an incomplete* picture of a state’s teacher labor market, a decrease in new teacher supply may contribute to new shortages and exacerbate already present shortages within a state.

*New teacher supply data do not capture whether graduates are prepared to teach in high-demand subject areas or willing to teach in underserved schools. They do not capture whether graduates meet the requirements for licensure and go on to teach within the state or at all. They also do not capture teachers who are prepared out-of-state or teachers who temporarily leave the profession and then re-enter. Finally, they do not capture the quality of the individuals seeking employment. Supply and demand considerations vary considerably within states. State leaders can consider multiple factors — including, for example, district and school staffing, vacancy data and educator equity gaps — when evaluating their teacher labor market and considering policy solutions.

Data Source and Key: State educator preparation program completion data were retrieved on 8/7/2019 from the U.S. Department of Education Title II Reports “completers, by state, by program type” dataset available here. For definitions and additional information about traditional and alternative preparation programs, see here.
  • Percentage increase: (+ NUMBER %)
  • Percentage decrease: (- NUMBER %)
  • Percentage increase/decrease that is less than 1%: approximately equivalent
  • Percentage increase that is greater than 100%: (+ >100%)

What is the number and percentage change in the state's educator preparation program completion between 2008-09 and 2016-17 (total and by program type)? Citations
Alabama Total: 4,130 to 2,417 (-41%)
Traditional: 2,186 to 1,879 (-14%)
Alternative: 1,944 to 538 (-72%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Alaska Total: 273 to 221 (-19%)
Traditional: 273 to 221 (-19%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Arizona Total: 4,942 to 4,873 (-1%)
Traditional: 4,599 to 4,434 (-4%)
Alternative: 343 to 439 (+28%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Arkansas Total: 1,942 to 1,908 (-2%)
Traditional: 1,470 to 1,381 (-6%)
Alternative: 472 to 527 (+12%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
California Total: 17,998 to 12,048 (-33%)
Traditional: 13,487 to 8,979 (-33%)
Alternative: 4,511 to 3,069 (-32%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Colorado Total: 3,100 to 2,659 (-14%)
Traditional: 2,450 to 1,838 (-25%)
Alternative: 650 to 821 (+26%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Connecticut Total: 2,143 to 1,494 (-30%)
Traditional: 1,847 to 1,301 (-30%)
Alternative: 296 to 193 (-35%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Delaware Total: 783 to 459 (-41%)
Traditional: 783 to 379 (-52%)
Alternative: 0 to 80 (+>100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
District of Columbia Total: 487 to 755 (+55%)
Traditional: 342 to 223 (-35%)
Alternative: 145 to 532 (+ >100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Florida Total: 9,012 to 7,840 (-13%)
Traditional: 5,400 to 5,309 (-2%)
Alternative: 3,612 to 2,531 (-30%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Georgia Total: 6,299 to 3,921 (-38%)
Traditional: 5,448 to 3,368 (-38%)
Alternative: 851 to 553 (-35%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Hawaii Total: 560 to 512 (-9%)
Traditional: 339 to 230 (-32%)
Alternative: 221 to 282 (+28%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Idaho Total: 1,331 to 1,192 (-10%)
Traditional: 1,102 to 775 (-30%)
Alternative: 229 to 417 (+82%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Illinois Total: 10,355 to 4,889 (-53%)
Traditional: 9,864 to 4,734 (-52%)
Alternative: 491 to 155 (-68%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Indiana Total: 4,137 to 3,038 (-27%)
Traditional: 3,465 to 2,310 (-33%)
Alternative: 672 to 728 (+8%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Iowa Total: 2,364 to 2,115 (-11%)
Traditional: 2,359 to 2,079 (-12%)
Alternative: 5 to 36 (+ >100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Kansas Total: 1,952 to 1,921 (-2%)
Traditional: 1,820 to 1,809 (approximately equivalent)
Alternative: 132 to 112 (-15%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Kentucky Total: 3,275 to 2,073 (-37%)
Traditional: 2,687 to 1,799 (-33%)
Alternative: 588 to 274 (-53%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Louisiana Total: 2,447 to 2,365 (-3%)
Traditional: 1,274 to 964 (-24%)
Alternative: 1,173 to 1,401 (+19%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Maine Total: 1,182 to 551 (-53%)
Traditional: 890 to 441 (-51%)
Alternative: 292 to 110 (-62%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Maryland Total: 2,676 to 2,382 (-11%)
Traditional: 2,294 to 2,072 (-10%)
Alternative: 382 to 310 (-19%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Massachusetts Total: 3,902 to 4,231 (+8%)
Traditional: 3,782 to 3,958 (+5%)
Alternative: 120 to 273 (+ >100%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Michigan Total: 5,819 to 2,653 (-54%)
Traditional: 5,803 to 2,599 (-55%)
Alternative: 16 to 54 (+ >100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Minnesota Total: 3,329 to 3,082 (-7%)
Traditional: 3,329 to 2,635 (-21%)
Alternative: 0 to 447 (+>100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Mississippi Total: 2,150 to 1,687 (-22%)
Traditional: 1,389 to 990 (-29%)
Alternative: 761 to 697 (-8%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Missouri Total: 4,648 to 3,875 (-17%)
Traditional: 3,754 to 3,196 (-15%)
Alternative: 894 to 679 (-24%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Montana Total: 692 to 664 (-4%)
Traditional: 662 to 622 (-6%)
Alternative: 30 to 42 (+40%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Nebraska Total: 1,600 to 1,404 (-12%)
Traditional: 1,551 to 1,366 (-12%)
Alternative: 49 to 38 (-22%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Nevada Total: 802 to 895 (+12%)
Traditional: 802 to 647 (-19%)
Alternative: 0 to 248 (+ >100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New Hampshire Total: 1,119 to 770 (-31%)
Traditional: 960 to 719 (-25%)
Alternative: 159 to 51 (-68%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New Jersey Total: 6,587 to 4,177 (-37%)
Traditional: 5,027 to 3,078 (-39%)
Alternative: 1,560 to 1,099 (-30%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New Mexico Total: 1,396 to 822 (-41%)
Traditional: 1,109 to 459 (-59%)
Alternative: 287 to 363 (+26%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New York Total: 23,281 to 13,697 (-41%)
Traditional: 21,898 to 12,102 (-45%)
Alternative: 1,383 to 1,595 (+15%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
North Carolina Total: 6,485 to 4,308 (-34%)
Traditional: 5,202 to 3,077 (-41%)
Alternative: 1,283 to 1,231 (-4%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
North Dakota Total: 563 to 643 (+14%)
Traditional: 563 to 643 (+14%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Ohio Total: 6,750 to 4,771 (-30%)
Traditional: 6,750 to 4,771 (-30%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Oklahoma Total: 3,041 to 1,804 (-41%)
Traditional: 1,802 to 1,398 (-22%)
Alternative: 1,239 to 406 (-67%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type

The Office of Educational Quality and Accountability provided updates to the completion totals for AY 2016-17, which did not previously reflect alternative preparation program completers.
 
Oregon Total: 2,239 to 1,608 (-28%)
Traditional: 2,239 to 1,608 (-28%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Pennsylvania Total: 12,206 to 6,201 (-49%)
Traditional: 11,742 to 5,912 (-50%)
Alternative: 464 to 289 (-38%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Rhode Island Total: 924 to 538 (-42%)
Traditional: 924 to 513 (-45%)
Alternative: 0 to 25 (+ >100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
South Carolina Total: 2,437 to 2,207 (-9%)
Traditional: 2,149 to 1,896 (-12%)
Alternative: 288 to 311 (+8%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
South Dakota Total: 736 to 727 (-1%)
Traditional: 710 to 671 (-6%)
Alternative: 26 to 56 (+ >100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Tennessee Total: 4,458 to 2,904 (-35%)
Traditional: 3,689 to 2,294 (-38%)
Alternative: 769 to 610 (-21%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Texas Total: 26,823 to 22,574 (-16%)
Traditional: 11,646 to 9,540 (-18%)
Alternative: 15,177 to 13,034 (-14%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Utah Total: 2,105 to 2,365 (+12%)
Traditional: 1,865 to 2,153 (+15%)
Alternative: 240 to 212 (-12%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Vermont Total: 524 to 450 (-14%)
Traditional: 424 to 340 (-20%)
Alternative: 100 to 110 (+10%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Virginia Total: 3,294 to 3,372 (+2%)
Traditional: 2,942 to 2,976 (+1%)
Alternative: 352 to 396 (+13%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Washington Total: 2,768 to 2,729 (-1%)
Traditional: 2,658 to 2,458 (-8%)
Alternative: 110 to 271 (+ >100%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
West Virginia Total: 1,092 to 895 (-18%)
Traditional: 1,055 to 887 (-16%)
Alternative: 37 to 8 (-78%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Wisconsin Total: 4,007 to 2,795 (-30%)
Traditional: 3,818 to 2,639 (-31%)
Alternative: 189 to 156 (-17%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Wyoming Total: 235 to 212 (-10%)
Traditional: 235 to 212 (-10%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type

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