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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 2020, 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 8 Southwest
  • Region 9 South Central

Statewide License Fields Shortage Areas

  • ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIST
  • ACCOUNTING
  • AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
  • AMERICAN INDIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
  • AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
  • ARABIC
  • AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
  • AUTO MECHANICS
  • BANKING & FINANCE
  • BILINGUAL/BICULTURAL EDUCATION
  • BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
  • BUSINESS
  • BUSINESS
  • BUSINESS ED - SECRETARIAL
  • CHEMISTRY
  • CHINESE
  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CAREERS
  • COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA OCCUPATIONS
  • TEACHERS OF COMPUTER, KEYBOARDING, AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
  • CONSTRUCTION CAREERS
  • COSMETOLOGY
  • CREATIVE DESIGN CAREERS
  • DAKOTA
  • DANCE
  • DANCE AND THEATRE
  • DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
  • DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
  • EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR DISORDERS
  • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
  • GEN SEC/CLERICAL OCC WI SHORTHAND
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • GERMAN
  • HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • HEBREW
  • HISTORY
  • HMONG
  • HOME ECONOMICS
  • HOSPITALITY SERVICE CAREERS
  • INSTRUMENTAL (BAND/ORCHESTRA) AND CLASSROOM MUSIC
  • JAPANESE
  • KOREAN
  • LATIN
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • LIFE SCIENCES
  • MANUFACTURING CAREERS
  • MEDICAL CAREERS
  • MILD TO MODERATE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED
  • MODEL OFFICE
  • MODERATE TO SEVERE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED
  • OJIBWE
  • ORAL/AURAL DEAF EDUCATION
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES: PHYSICS & CHEM
  • PHYSICS
  • PRE KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATE
  • SCIENCE 5-8
  • SCIENCE 5-8
  • SCIENCE 5-9
  • SOMALI
  • SPANISH
  • SPEECH & THEATRE ARTS
  • TEACHER/COORDINATOR WORK BASED LRNG
  • TEACHER-COORD AG CO-OP PROG/NONFARM
  • TEACHER-COORD TRADE & INDUS CO-OP PR
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • THEATRE ARTS
  • TRANSPORTATION CAREERS
  • VISUAL ARTS
  • VOCAL AND CLASSROOM MUSIC

 

License Field Shortage Areas within each Economic Development Region

 

 

EDA 1
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Agriculture Education

010100

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Construction Careers

300100

Early Childhood Education

180150

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Elementary Education

180100

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English/Language Arts

050000

Family and Consumer Sciences

090100

Health and Physical Education

080088

Home Economics

090000

Learning Disabilities

190201

Life Sciences

130200

Physical Education

080300

Pre-Primary

180105

Social Studies

150000

Visual Arts

020000

 

 

EDA 2
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Developmental Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Education

180150

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English/Language Arts

050000

Health and Physical Education

080088

Health Education

080100

Instrumental and Classroom Music

120500

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Social Studies

150000

Visual Arts

020000

 

 

EDA 3
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Business

140050

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Developmental Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English/Language Arts

050000

Family and Consumer Sciences

090100

Health and Physical Education

080088

Home Economics

090000

Library Media Specialist

941000

Life Sciences

130200

Manufacturing Careers

300200

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Physical Education

080300

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Spanish

060219

 

 

EDA 4
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Business

140050

Early Childhood Education

180150

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

English as a Second Language

060206

Family and Consumer Sciences

090100

Home Economics

090000

Life Sciences

130200

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Spanish

060219

Visual Arts

020000

 

 

EDA 5
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorder

190202

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Construction Careers

300100

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Earth and Space Science

130400

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English/Language Arts

050000

Health and Physical Education

080088

Instrumental and Classroom Music

120500

Learning Disabilities

190201

Life Sciences

130200

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Physical Education

080300

Physical Sciences: Physics & Chem

130300

Physics

130302

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Social Studies

150000

 

 

EDA 6E
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Developmental Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Education

180150

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English as a Second Language

060206

Health and Physical Education

080088

Health Education

080100

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Physical Education

080300

Social Studies

150000

Spanish

060219

 

 

EDA 6W
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Early Childhood Education

180150

English as a Second Language

060206

English\Language Arts

050000

Health and Physical Education

060206

Instrumental and Classroom Music

120500

Learning Disabilities

190201

Physical Education

080300

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Social Studies

150000

 

 

EDA 7E
Field

License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorder

190202

Business

140050

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Construction Careers

300100

Developmental Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Education

180150

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English/Language Arts

050000

Learning Disabilities

190201

Life Sciences

130200

Manufacturing Careers

300200

Mathematics

110000

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Social Studies

150000

Technology

100100

 

 

EDA 7W
Field

 License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorder

190202

Business

140050

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190500

English as a Second Language

190200

Family and Consumer Sciences

090100

Home Economics

090000

Manufacturing Careers

300200

Medical Careers

300300

Parent and Family Education

180401

Pre-Primary

180105

Spanish

060219

Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning

160000

Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications

149999

Technology

100100

 

 

EDA 8
Field

 License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorder

190202

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Education

180150

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English as a Second Language

060206

English/Language Arts

050000

Health and Physical Education

080088

Health Education

080100

Instrumental (Band/Orchestra) and Classroom Music

120500

Learning Disabilities

190201

Mathematics

110000

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Physical Education

080300

Pre-Primary

180105

Social Studies

150000

Vocal and Classroom Music

120400

 

 

EDA 9
Field

 License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Agricultural Education

010100

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Communication Arts/Literature

050100

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Education

180150

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English as a Second Language

060206

Learning Disabilities

190201

Life Sciences

130200

Mathematics

110000

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Social Studies

150000

Visual Arts

020000

 

 

EDA 10
Field

 License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Chemistry

130301

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

English as a Second Language

060206

Health and Physical Education

080088

Learning Disabilities

190201

Life Sciences

130200

Mathematics

110000

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Oral/Aural Deaf Education

190490

Physical Education

080300

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Spanish

060219

Technology

100100

 

 

EDA 11
Field

 License Code

Academic and Behavioral Strategist

199810

Autism Spectrum Disorders

190202

Chemistry

130301

Development Disabilities

199800

Early Childhood Education

180150

Early Childhood Special Education

190500

Emotional Behavior Disorders

190200

Health and Physical Education

080088

Instrumental and Classroom Music

120500

Life Sciences

130200

Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped

199801

Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped

199802

Physical Education

080300

Science 5-8 (130600)

130600

Science 5-8 (130601)

130601

Science 5-9

130500

Spanish

060219

Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning

160000

Visual Arts

020000

Vocal and Classroom Music

120400