Change in number of people awarded education degrees and enrolled in or completing teacher preparation programs, by degree and program type, 2008–2009 to 2015–2016
|2008–2009||2015–2016||Change 2008–2009 to 2015–2016|
|Degrees awarded in education|
|Total degrees awarded||289,282||244,851||-15.4%|
|Education degrees as a share of all degrees awarded|
|Total share||12.0%||8.5%||-3.5 pp (-29.0%)|
|Bachelor’s||6.4%||4.5%||-1.8 pp (-28.5%)|
|Master’s||27.0%||18.6%||-8.4 pp (-31.2%)|
|Ph.D.||5.8%||6.6%||0.8 pp (13.8%)|
|Enrollment in teacher preparation programs|
|Completers of teacher preparation programs|
* Almost the entire change is driven by the increase in the number of enrollees in these programs in Texas.
Note: Data include totals for 50 states and the District of Columbia. IHE stands for institution of higher education. IHEs offer traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs. Alternative–not IHE refers to an alternative teacher preparation program provided by an entity other than an IHE. Data for other years are available in Appendix Tables 1 and 2 at the end of this report.
Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2018 Table 322.10, Table 323.10, and Table 324.10 (NCES 2018) and Higher Education Act Title II State Report Card System (U.S. Department of Education 2017a and 2017b) .