Tennessee Education Snapshot A TENNESSEECAN RESEARCH REPORT

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Teachers

Our education system

Teacher demographics

Number of teachers
Female
Male
Gender not reported
Female
Male
Gender not reported
Female
Male
Gender not reported

Note:
1. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Source
  1. Tennessee Department of Education State Report Card. Last accessed June 21, 2016. https://www.tn.gov/education/topic/report-card

Teacher preparation

Teacher preparation program enrollment by race/ethnicity*
White
Black or African American
Hispanic/Latino
Asian
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Two or more races

*The total number of enrolled candidates reported by teacher preparation programs does not match the number of candidates for whom race/ethnicity is reported. Therefore, race/ethnicity percentages are calculated using as the denominator the number of candidates for whom race/ethnicity is reported (7,191 candidates).

Note: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Teacher preparation program enrollment by gender*
Female
Male

*The total number of enrolled candidates reported by teacher preparation programs does not match the number of candidates for whom gender is reported. Therefore, gender percentages are calculated using as the denominator the number of candidates for whom gender is reported (7,668 candidates).

Note: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Number of candidates completing teacher preparation programs, by route
2004–2005 2011–2012 2012–2013 2013–2014
Traditional preparation programs3,5633,5603,6933,332
Alternative preparation programs1751,010754850
Total completers3,7384,5704,4474,182
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Top five credential areas pursued by teaching candidates in teacher preparation programs,* 2013–2014
  • Elementary education (K–6), 1,628 candidates
  • Middle grades education (4–8), 514 candidates
  • Special education modified (K–12), 447 candidates
  • Early childhood education (preK–3), 305 candidates
  • English (7–12), 281 candidates

*The total number of enrolled candidates reported by teacher preparation programs does not match the number of candidates for whom preparation in a specific credential area is reported. The top credential areas reported above are based on candidates for whom preparation in a specific credential area is reported

Source
  1. Graphs 1-4: “Tennessee Title II Report: Sections 1.d, 1.f, and 1.g,” U.S. Department of Education, accessed June 24, 2016, https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx.