Teacher Shortage Areas in CT Span Grades and Subjects

Teacher shortage areas in Connecticut in the current school year include science, mathematics, world languages and English in grades 7-12.  In addition, the shortage areas identified by the state Department of Education prior to the start of the 2011-12 school year include bilingual education (PK- 12) comprehensive special education (K-12) and remedial reading and language arts (1-12).  Concluding the list of shortage areas in Connecticut schools are Speech and Language Pathologist, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Intermediate Administrator.  Teachers holding certification endorsements in these areas are eligible for state and federal program benefits.