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Below are percentages of newly hired teachers unlicensed in their main assignment fields. New hires include those who changed jobs. New entrants are new hires, did not teach the prior year and tend to be newly licensed.
  All New Hires New Entrants Only

Alabama

7%

5%

Alaska

5

4

Arizona

4

4

Arkansas

9

19

California

8

12

Colorado

3

2

Connecticut

4

0*

Delaware

12

District of Columbia

17

Florida

13

16

Georgia

4

3

Hawaii

23

23

Idaho

5

4

Illinois

7

6

Indiana

2

1

Iowa

2

4

Kansas

3

1

Kentucky

7

3

Louisiana

23

31

Maine

4

0 *

Maryland

13

26

Massachusetts

12

15

Michigan

3

0 *

Minnesota

5

8

Mississippi

4

5

Missouri

5

1 *

Montana

3

0 *

Nebraska

4

0 * t

Nevada

5

4 t

New Hampshire

17

21 t

New Jersey

2

3 * t

New Mexico

8

5

New York

13

23

North Carolina

8

9

North Dakota

2

0 *

Ohio

2

3 *

Oklahoma

1

1*

Oregon

7

3

Pennsylvania

0

0 * t

Rhode Island

3

South Carolina

13

11

South Dakota

4

1

Tennessee

1

0 *

Texas

13

20

Utah

7

12

Vermont

0

— *

Virginia

12

13

Washington

2

2 *

West Virginia

2

— *

Wisconsin

1

0 *

Wyoming

1

76

*  2 percent or less.
t  Interpret with caution due to small sample size.

SOURCE:   National Commission on Teaching & America's Future.  Tabulations of 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey.


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