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Teacher Shortage Survey


The 2017-2018 Teacher Vacancy Survey was conducted in the fall of 2017 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 2017 survey are reported in Nebraska for use in the 2018-19 academic year and by the USDE as shortage areas for the 2019-20 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 2018-2019 academic year
(Proposed for USDE 2019-2020) are:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • Music – Instrumental/Vocal
  • Bilingual
  • School Counselor
  • Business, Marketing or Information Technology (BMIT)
  • School Library
  • Early Childhood Education
  • School Psychologist
  • English as Second Language/ English Language Learners
  • Science
    (Includes: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Physics, Science)
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Special Education
    (Includes: Behavior Intervention, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Sped, Early Intervention, Functional Academic Skills, Inclusion and Collaboration, Secondary Transition, Special Ed General, Visual Impairment)
  • Health and/or Physical Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Industrial Technology/Skilled and Technical Science
  • World Language
    (Includes: American Sign Language, Any language other than English, not including computer languages)
  • Language Arts
    (Includes: English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Education, Reading & Writing, Reading Specialist, Secondary English, Speech/Theatre)

Related Information

2017-2018 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report

2017-2018 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report Summary

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Comparison Reportgo to Archive to see previous charts

Proposed USDE Nebraska Teacher Shortage Areas for 2018-19