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Each fall the Nebraska Department of Education conducts a survey of all Nebraska K-12 public school districts to gather data relating to teacher shortage areas. The data from the Teacher Shortage Survey is then summarized and communicated to the US Department of Education (USDE) and educational entities throughout the state.

NOTE: Shortage areas in Nebraska for a given academic year are designated by the USDE as shortage areas for the following academic year, i.e. shortage areas determined by the 2013 survey are reported in Nebraska for use in the 2014-15 academic year and by the USDE as shortage areas for the 2015-16 academic year. To determine the shortage areas for federal loan forgiveness, please consult the US Department of Education's Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing.

Teacher shortage areas in Nebraska for the 2014-2015 academic year (USDE 2015-16) are:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • Music - Instrumental/Vocal
  • Business, Marketing or Information Technology (BMIT)
  • School Counselor
  • Early Childhood Education
  • School Library
  • English as Second Language/ English Language Learners
  • School Psychologist
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Science
    (Includes Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space, Physics)
  • Health and/or Physical Education
  • Special Education - all areas
  • Industrial Tech/Skilled and Technical Science
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Language Arts
    (Includes Language Arts, English, Reading & Writing, Speech, Theatre, Journalism)
  • World Language

Related Information

2013-2014 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report

2013-2014 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report Summary

2009-2014 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Comparison Report

Teacher Shortage Report Archive List

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