National and State Personnel Data
The nationwide Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) lists for the 2011-12 school years has been released by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. View a summary chart here.
The website www.ideadata.org presents the most recent state-reported data available. It is collected annually by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs as required under Section 618 of IDEA, and reported to Congress. This information includes numbers of high qualified and non-highly qualified special education teachers and paraprofessionals, as well as fully qualified and non-fully qualified related service providers, by state.
National Center for Education Statistics
The website http://nces.ed.gov contains data related to education in the United States and in other nations. Two databases, SASS and IPEDS, have information related to working conditions and retention rates in schools, along with university programs’ production rates of special education-related personnel.
Title 2 Reporting – Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
The website http://title2.ed.gov contains all of the teacher preparation reports from each state for the past five years, including the number of person who completed programs and passed the state teacher examination in teaching special populations, per preparation program and including alternative route programs.
This edition of Projections of Education Statistics provides projections for enrollment, graduates, teachers and expenditures in elementary and secondary public and private schools, as well as post secondary institutions. Included are national data on enrollment in higher education teacher preparation programs and their graduates for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2019.
State Surveys of Special Education Personnel:
This report provides the latest available data and analysis of California's teaching workforce and examines the preparation, induction and professional development of teachers, including special education teachers.
Reports for the years 2000 through 2008 are available online and address supply and demand trends for teachers and other education personnel.
The most recent report, which addresses supply and demand trends for teachers, is available online for the 2008 year.
The most recent report, which addresses supply and demand trends for teachers, is available online for the 2006 year.
Reports for the years 1998 and 2002 are available online and address supply and demands for teachers as well as other education personnel.
Survey Results: Findings Related to Recruiting Special Education Personnel
Annual Supply and Demand Reports may be of interest to educators, prospective educators, job-seekers, parents, education employers, educational administrators, researchers, and educational policymakers in Wisconsin. The Supply and Demand Report also fulfills the reporting requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.