Find out what kinds of teachers school districts need to hire. Click on the region where you want to work to get detailed information about the jobs/teaching positions they say they need to fill.
Region 1: Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Region 2: Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah
Region 3: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming
Region 4: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Region 5: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas
Region 6: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
Region 7: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Region 8: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
Region 9: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Region 10: Alaska
Region 11: Hawaii
Give yourself an edge
- The discipline with the biggest increase in teachers hired from 2009 to 2010 was Japanese instruction. If you fall into the surplus category, a minor or certification in a foreign language or a specialty like reading instruction may make you more marketable.
- Broaden your horizons. Districts nationwide say they will need to hire teachers for English as a second language and bilingual education/multicultural teachers.
- Districts are hiring 90% of their staff locally because many new teachers don’t want to move. Consider relocating to find the job you want.
- Hawaii, which counts as its own region, is the only region reporting a demand for kindergarten and primary grades teachers. If you’re set on this as a career choice, get ready to hula!
These jobs are hot — there are tons of openings nationwide!
- Speech pathologists
- Teachers for the hearing impaired
- Teachers for the visually impaired
- Physics teachers
- Teachers for students who have severe or profound disabilities
Get ready to fight for these jobs — the job market is crowded.
- Primary school teachers
- Social studies education
- Kindergarten teachers
- Physical education
- Intermediate teachers
This map and data come from “2010 Executive Summary: Educator Supply and Demand in the United States” by the American Association for Employment in Education. Results are based on 386 colleges/universities and 115 school districts completing online surveys.