The Virtual Advisor can answer your questions about high-need subject areas:
In the 2016-17 school year, California employed 274,246 teachers to educate over 6.2 million students in 1,024 school districts. While all the subjects taught in the public schools are important, there is a greater shortage of teachers in particular subjects. Obtaining a teaching credential in one of these fields would help reduce the shortage, may increase your chances of employment, and increase your geographic choices. Shortage areas include:
While other subject areas may not be experiencing teacher shortages right now, they are important academic core subjects that are required for graduation from high school.
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is the state agency that grants credentials in each of these subject areas.