The teacher pipeline is shrinking: Change in number of people awarded degrees in education, and enrolling in, or completing, teacher preparation programs from 2008–2009 to 2015–2016

Change between 2008–09 and 2015–16
Awarded education degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) -15.4%
Enrolled in teacher prep. program -37.8%
Completed teacher prep. program -27.4%

Source: Reproduced from Figure A in García and Weiss 2019b, U.S. Schools Struggle to Hire and Retain Teachers. Digest of Education Statistics (NCES 2018) and Higher Education Act Title II State Report Card System (U.S. Department of Education 2017a and 2017b).

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