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Teacher Shortage Areas

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Iowa teacher shortage areas are designated annually by the Iowa Department of Education. Data used to calculate the shortages include the numbers of Class C and Class B licenses issued, the number and frequency of job postings on TeachIowa.gov (the statewide teacher recruitment website), and the number of projected graduates in each teaching discipline.

Teachers in shortage areas may be eligible for college student forgivable loans through both state and federal programs. Information regarding application for forgivable loans is available at the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website.

2022-23 Iowa Teacher Shortage Areas

Endorsement Number Endorsement Title
266 Deaf or Hard of Hearing B-21
267 Visually Impaired B-21
260, 261 Instructional Strategist I Mild/Moderate K-8 and 5-12
263, 264 Instructional Strategist II BD/LD and ID
172, 173 Professional School Counselor K-8, 5-12
143 Mathematics 5-12
1171 Business – All 5-12
103, 1001, 262 Early Childhood Education
139 Family and Consumer Sciences 5-12
146, 147 Physical Education
121-136, 177-181, 187, 188 World Languages - All
140 Industrial Technology 5-12
153 Earth Science
156 Physics 5-12
112 Agriculture
185 All Science 5-12
119, 120 ELA
144, 145 Music
108, 109, 174 Teacher Librarian K-8, 5-12, K-12
113, 114 Art
186 All Social Studies