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Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant: Designated Teacher Shortage Areas


 

Designated teacher shortage areas are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) 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 Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). For 2017, the teacher shortage areas identified by MDE 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 MN Valley
  • Region 8 - Southwest
  • Region 9 - South Central
  • Region 10 - Southeast
  • Region 11 - Twin Cities Area

Statewide License Fields Shortage Areas

  • Agricultural Education
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Arts and Literature
  • Communication Technology Careers
  • Computers/Keyboarding
  • Construction Careers
  • Dance
  • Dance and Theatre
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Driver Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Health Education
  • Hospitality Service Careers
  • Instrumental and Classroom Music
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing Careers
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Careers
  • Middle Level Science (Grades 5 - 8)
  • Parent and Family Education
  • Physical and Health Disabilities
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Pre-Primary
  • Reading
  • Reading Leader
  • Social Studies
  • Teacher Coordinator: Work-Based Learning
  • Technology Education
  • Theatre Arts
  • Transportation Careers
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal and Classroom Music

Special Education

  • Academic and Behavioral Strategist
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Oral-Aural Deaf Education)
  • Developmental and Adapted Physical Education
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Early Childhood
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities

World Languages and Cultures

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Dakota
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Norwegian
  • Ojibwa
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

License Field Shortage Areas within each Economic Development Region

EDA 1
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Chemistry130301
Construction Careers300100
Development Disabilities199800
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Family and Consumer Sciences90100
Learning Disabilities190201
Life Sciences130200
Science 5-8 (130600)130600
Science 5-8 (130601)130601
Technology100100
Vocal and Classroom Music120400
EDA 2
Field
License Code
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Construction Careers300100
Development Disabilities199800
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
Health Education80100
Learning Disabilities190201
Mathematics110000
Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications149999
Visual Arts20000
EDA 3
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Business140050
Communications Technology Careers300000
Construction Careers300100
Development Disabilities199800
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
Learning Disabilities190201
Manufacturing Careers300200
Mathematics110000
Physical and Health Disabilities190310
Science 5-8 (130600)130600
Science 5-8 (130601)130601
Spanish60219
Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications149999
EDA 4
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Agricultural Education10100
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Construction Careers300100
Development Disabilities199800
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Learning Disabilities190201
Mathematics110000
Physics130302
Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning160000
Transportation Careers300700
EDA 5
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Chemistry130301
Development Disabilities199800
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
Learning Disabilities190201
Mathematics110000
Parent and Family Education180401
Physics130302
EDA 6E
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Chemistry130301
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Learning Disabilities190201
EDA 6W
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
EDA 7E
Field
License Code
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Construction Careers300100
Development Disabilities199800
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
Family and Consumer Sciences90100
Learning Disabilities190201
Manufacturing Careers300200
Parent and Family Education180401
Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning160000
Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications149999
EDA 7W
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Business140050
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Communications Technology Careers300000
Construction Careers300100
Development Disabilities199800
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Learning Disabilities190201
Manufacturing Careers300200
Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications149999
Transportation Careers300700
EDA 8
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Blind or Visually Impaired190498
Chemistry130301
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Development Disabilities199800
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Learning Disabilities190201
Life Sciences130200
Mathematics110000
Parent and Family Education180401
Physical Education80300
Physics130302
Science 5-8 (130600)130600
Science 5-8 (130601)130601
EDA 9
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Business140050
Chemistry130301
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Construction Careers300100
Development Disabilities199800
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Learning Disabilities190201
Life Sciences130200
Mathematics110000
Physics130302
Spanish60219
Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning160000
Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications149999
Visual Arts20000
EDA 10
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Construction Careers300100
Deaf or Hard of Hearing190497
Development Disabilities199800
Developmental/ Adapted Physical Education190302
Early Childhood Education180150
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Learning Disabilities190201
Manufacturing Careers300200
Mathematics110000
Parent and Family Education180401
Science 5-8 (130600)130600
Science 5-8 (130601)130601
Transportation Careers300700
EDA 11
Field
License Code
Academic and Behavioral Strategist199810
Autism Spectrum Disorders190202
Communication Arts and Literature50100
Communications Technology Careers300000
Dance50800
Development Disabilities199800
Early Childhood Special Education190500
Elementary Education180100
Emotional Behavior Disorders190200
English as a Second Language60206
Learning Disabilities190201
Mathematics110000
Science 5-8 (130600)130600
Science 5-8 (130601)130601
Social Studies150000
Spanish60219
Teacher/Coordinator Work Based Learning160000
Theatre Arts50600
Visual Arts20000