Fewer people are interested in teaching: 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%

Note: Data for other years are available in Appendix Tables 1 and 2 at the end of this report.

Source: Digest of Education Statistics (National Center for Education Statistics 2018) and Higher Education Act Title II State Report Card System (U.S. Department of Education 2017a and 2017b)

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