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Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant: Designated Teacher Shortage Areas


 

Designated teacher shortage areas are identified by the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) on an annual basis. Teacher shortage areas can be a statewide teacher license field, an economic development region within the state, or a teacher license field within an economic development region. All teacher shortage areas are identified by the PELSB. For 2019, the teacher shortage areas identified are:

Economic Development Region Shortage Areas (Map)

  • Region 1 Northwest
  • Region 2 Headwaters
  • Region 3 Arrowhead
  • Region 5 North Central
  • Region 6E Southwest Central
  • Region 6W Upper Minnesota Valley
  • Region 7E East Central
  • Region 7W Central
  • Region 8 Southwest
  • Region 9 South Central
  • Region 10 Southeast
  • Region 11 7 County Twin Cities

Statewide License Fields Shortage Areas

  • Academic and Behavioral Strategist
  • Agricultural Education
  • American Indian Language and Culture
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Communication Arts/Literature
  • DanceĀ 
  • Dance and Theatre
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Earth and Space Science/ Earth Science
  • Emotional Behavior Disorders
  • English as a Second Language
  • English\Language Arts
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • French
  • German
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health Education
  • Hebrew
  • Hmong
  • Home Economics
  • Instrumental (Band/Orchestra) and Classroom Music
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped
  • Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped
  • Ojibwe
  • Oral/Aural Deaf Education
  • Parent and Family Education
  • Physical and Health Disabilities
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences: Physics & Chem
  • Physics
  • Reading
  • Russian
  • Science 5-8 (130600)
  • Science 5-8 (130601)
  • Science 5-9
  • Spanish
  • Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning
  • Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications
  • Technology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal and Classroom Music

License Field Shortage Areas within each Economic Development Region

EDA 1
Field

License Code

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

 

 

EDA 2
Field

License Code

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

 

 

EDA 3
Field

License Code

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

 

 

EDA 4
Field

License Code

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

 

 

EDA 5
Field

License Code

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

 

 

EDA 6E
Field

License Code

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

 

 

EDA 6W
Field

License Code

None

None

 

 

EDA 7E
Field

License Code

Development Disabilities

199800

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

 

 

EDA 7W
Field

License Code

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English as a Second Language

060206

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

 

 

EDA 8
Field

License Code

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

 

 

EDA 9
Field

License Code

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Learning Disabilities

190201

 

 

EDA 10
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

190497

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English as a Second Language

060206

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Oral/Aural Deaf Education

190490

 

 

EDA 11
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

American Sign Language

060200

Arabic

060201

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Business

140050

Dance and Theatre

050700

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

190497

Development Disabilities

190497

Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190302

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190500

Family and Consumer Sciences

190200

Hmong

090100

Home Economics

090000

Learning Disabilities

190201

Library Media Specialists

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Oral/Aural Deaf Education

190490

Parent and Family Education

180401

Spanish

060219

Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning

160000

Theater Arts

050600