In 2015, the Texas Education Agency released seven teacher shortage areas for the state including Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language, Mathematics, Science, and Special Education.
At the national level, the average number of enrolled students in teacher education programs is declining, but Texas A&M is staying strong.
For the past five years, we have averaged nearly 1,800 enrolled students each year.
We are also #1 in producing individuals with teacher certifications among public higher education institutions in the state. And those shortage areas?
We are #1 in math and science certifications, #2 in bilingual education, and #3 in special education.
At the College of Education and Human Development, we’re working hard to keep schools in Texas filled with qualified, passionate educators.
Each year, we place nearly 450 students from the deep in the Rio Grande Valley, across the plains of West, and throughout the piney woods of the East in clinical settings.
That’s more than 10,000 former students currently working in Texas public schools as teachers, school counselors, principals, coaches and senior administrators.