What is the number and percentage change in the state's educator preparation<br> program completion between 2015-16 and 2016-17 (total and by program type)?

What is the number and percentage change in the state's educator preparation
program completion between 2015-16 and 2016-17 (total and by program type)?

October 2019


Overview: Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia reported a decrease in educator preparation program completion between 2015-16 and 2016-17. Thirteen states reported an increase. Completion counts in six states were approximately equivalent. 

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 2015-16 and 2016-17 (total and by program type)? Citations
Alabama Total: 2,411 to 2,417 (approximately equivalent)
Traditional: 1,853 to 1,879 (+1%)
Alternative: 558 to 538 (-4%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Alaska Total: 211 to 221 (+5%)
Traditional: 211 to 221 (+5%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Arizona Total: 4,965 to 4,873 (-2%)
Traditional: 4,572 to 4,434 (-3%)
Alternative: 393 to 439 (+12%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Arkansas Total: 1,905 to 1,908 (approximately equivalent)
Traditional: 1,384 to 1,381 (approximately equivalent)
Alternative: 521 to 527 (+1%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
California Total: 11,205 to 12,048 (+8%)
Traditional: 8,872 to 8,979 (+1%)
Alternative: 2,333 to 3,069 (+32%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Colorado Total: 2,514 to 2,659 (+6%)
Traditional: 1,785 to 1,838 (+3%)
Alternative: 729 to 821 (+13%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Connecticut Total: 1,393 to 1,494 (+7%)
Traditional: 1,263 to 1,301 (+3%)
Alternative: 130 to 193 (+48%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Delaware Total: 559 to 459 (-18%)
Traditional: 503 to 379 (-25%)
Alternative: 56 to 80 (+43%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
District of Columbia Total: 792 to 755 (-5%)
Traditional: 305 to 223 (-27%)
Alternative: 487 to 532 (+9%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Florida Total: 8,146 to 7,840 (-4%)
Traditional: 5,552 to 5,309 (-4%)
Alternative: 2,594 to 2,531 (-2%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Georgia Total: 3,968 to 3,921 (-1%)
Traditional: 3,530 to 3,368 (-5%)
Alternative: 438 to 553 (+26%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Hawaii Total: 547 to 512 (-6%)
Traditional: 310 to 230 (-26%)
Alternative: 237 to 282 (+19%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Idaho Total: 1,279 to 1,192 (-7%)
Traditional: 891 to 775 (-13%)
Alternative: 388 to 417 (+7%)
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Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Illinois Total: 4,926 to 4,889 (approximately equivalent)
Traditional: 4,851 to 4,734 (-2%)
Alternative: 75 to 155 (+ >100%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Indiana Total: 3,113 to 3,038 (-2%)
Traditional: 2,363 to 2,310 (-2%)
Alternative: 750 to 728 (-3%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Iowa Total: 2,106 to 2,115 (approximately equivalent)
Traditional: 2,075 to 2,079 (approximately equivalent)
Alternative: 31 to 36 (+16%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Kansas Total: 1,840 to 1,921 (+4%)
Traditional: 1,723 to 1,809 (+5%)
Alternative: 117 to 112 (-4%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Kentucky Total: 2,217 to 2,073 (-7%)
Traditional: 1,971 to 1,799 (-9%)
Alternative: 246 to 274 (+11%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Louisiana Total: 2,167 to 2,365 (+9%)
Traditional: 1,023 to 964 (-6%)
Alternative: 1,144 to 1,401 (+22%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Maine Total: 562 to 551 (-2%)
Traditional: 448 to 441 (-2%)
Alternative: 114 to 110 (-4%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Maryland Total: 2,592 to 2,382 (-8%)
Traditional: 2,248 to 2,072 (-8%)
Alternative: 344 to 310 (-10%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Massachusetts Total: 4,332 to 4,231 (-2%)
Traditional: 4039 to 3,958 (-2%)
Alternative: 293 to 273 (-7%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Michigan Total: 3,120 to 2,653 (-15%)
Traditional: 3,043 to 2,599 (-15%)
Alternative: 77 to 54 (-30%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Minnesota Total: 3,397 to 3,082 (-9%)
Traditional: 3,005 to 2,635 (-12%)
Alternative: 392 to 447 (+14%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Mississippi Total: 1,778 to 1,687 (-5%)
Traditional: 1010 to 990 (-2%)
Alternative: 768 to 697 (-9%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Missouri Total: 3,901 to 3,875 (approximately equivalent)
Traditional: 3,339 to 3,196 (-4%)
Alternative: 562 to 679 (+21%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Montana Total: 689 to 664 (-4%)
Traditional: 626 to 622 (approximately equivalent)
Alternative: 63 to 42 (-33%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Nebraska Total: 1,568 to 1,404 (-11%)
Traditional: 1,549 to 1,366 (-12%)
Alternative: 19 to 38 (+100%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Nevada Total: 819 to 895 (+9%)
Traditional: 581 to 647 (+11%)
Alternative: 238 to 248 (+4%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New Hampshire Total: 821 to 770 (-6%)
Traditional: 746 to 719 (-4%)
Alternative: 75 to 51 (-32%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New Jersey Total: 3,960 to 4,177 (+6%)
Traditional: 3,281 to 3,078 (-6%)
Alternative: 679 to 1,099 (+62%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New Mexico Total: 938 to 822 (-12%)
Traditional: 569 to 459 (-19%)
Alternative: 369 to 363 (-2%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
New York Total: 13,865 to 13,697 (-1%)
Traditional: 12,505 to 12,102 (-3%)
Alternative: 1,360 to 1,595 (+17%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
North Carolina Total: 4,368 to 4,308 (-1%)
Traditional: 3,193 to 3,077 (-4%)
Alternative: 1,175 to 1,231 (+5%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
North Dakota Total: 655 to 643 (-2%)
Traditional: 655 to 643 (-2%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Ohio Total: 5,174 to 4,771 (-8%)
Traditional: 5,174 to 4,771 (-8%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Oklahoma Total: 1,904 to 1,804 (-5%)
Traditional: 1,438 to 1,398 (-3%)
Alternative: 466 to 406 (-13%)
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 2015-16 and 2016-17, which did not previously reflect alternative preparation program completers.

 
Oregon Total: 1,452 to 1,608 (+11%)
Traditional: 1,452 to 1,608 (+11%)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Pennsylvania Total: 6,378 to 6,201 (-3%)
Traditional: 6,117 to 5,912 (-3%)
Alternative: 261 to 289 (+11%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Rhode Island Total: 580 to 538 (-7%)
Traditional: 557 to 513 (-8%)
Alternative: 23 to 25 (+9%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
South Carolina Total: 2,310 to 2,207 (-5%)
Traditional: 1,885 to 1,896 (approximately equivalent)
Alternative: 425 to 311 (-27%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
South Dakota Total: 674 to 727 (+8%)
Traditional: 642 to 671 (+5%)
Alternative: 32 to 56 (+75%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Tennessee Total: 3,104 to 2,904 (-6%)
Traditional: 2,460 to 2,294 (-7%)
Alternative: 644 to 610 (-5%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Texas Total: 21,156 to 22,574 (+7%)
Traditional: 9,627 to 9,540 (approximately equivalent)
Alternative: 11,529 to 13,034 (+13%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Utah Total: 2,666 to 2,365 (-11%)
Traditional: 2,484 to 2,153 (-13%)
Alternative: 182 to 212 (+16%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Vermont Total: 414 to 450 (+9%)
Traditional: 345 to 340 (-2%)
Alternative: 69 to 110 (+60%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Virginia Total: 3,643 to 3,372 (-7%)
Traditional: 3,280 to 2,976 (-9%)
Alternative: 363 to 396 (+9%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Washington Total: 2,588 to 2,729 (+6%)
Traditional: 2,413 to 2,458 (+2%)
Alternative: 175 to 271 (+55%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
West Virginia Total: 1,073 to 895 (-17%)
Traditional: 1,073 to 887 (-17%)
Alternative: 0 to 8 (+ >100%)

US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Wisconsin Total: 3,031 to 2,795 (-8%)
Traditional: 2,888 to 2,639 (-9%)
Alternative: 143 to 156 (+9%)
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type
Wyoming Total: 211 to 212 (approximately equivalent)
Traditional: 211 to 212 (approximately equivalent)
Alternative: No students completed alternate route programs.
US Department of Education Title II Reports
Data Tools: Completers, by state, by program type

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