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Teacher Shortage Survey


The 2016-2017 Teacher Vacancy Survey was conducted in the fall of 2016 by the Nebraska Department of Education.  For purposes of this report, the ESU data has been combined with the public school data (district) while the nonpublic data (system) is combined with them into the total counts. 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 2016 survey are reported in Nebraska for use in the 2017-18 academic year and by the USDE as shortage areas for the 2018-19 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 2017-2018 academic year
(Proposed for USDE 2018-2019) are:

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

Related Information

2016-2017 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report

2016-2017 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report Summary

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Comparison Report – go to Archive to see previous charts

Proposed USDE Nebraska Teacher Shortage Areas for 2017-18