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Input Still Needed on AAEE Supply-Demand Survey

AACTE is partnering with the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) to increase input from educator preparation providers in the organization’s annual teacher supply and demand survey. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of AACTE.

The annual American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) Educator Supply and Demand Report needs your input! If you have not already done so, please complete this year’s survey by January 27.

This report has been published for more than 40 years and provides education majors, certified professionals, higher education administrators, educational researchers, and policy makers with a current snapshot of the educator job market. Most recently, Leib Sutcher, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Desiree Carver-Thomas used the AAEE report as a resource in their September 2016 publication A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.

The largest audiences for the report are current and future education majors and university career service professionals. Since many potential future educators (and their parents) may have heard, “There are no teaching jobs available,” the AAEE Supply and Demand Report is even more critical in providing accurate data to inform college students’ career decisions. With enrollments in colleges of education decreasing by 35% from 2009 to 2014, prospective educators need to know that there is still a market for newly certified professionals.

Meanwhile, university career professionals use the survey results to educate students about occupational choices and the likelihood of finding employment. The AAEE Supply and Demand Report provides an easy-to-read resource with current data supplied by school district representatives and university professionals who prepare educators.

Without the participation of educational professionals sharing their perspectives of teacher supply and demand, AAEE would not be able to provide this valuable annual resource. AAEE is now gathering data for the 2016-17 report. Please share your experience with educator supply and demand in your region by completing the survey at this link by January 27.

For more information, please contact Deb Snyder, executive director of AAEE, at execdir@aaee.org.

John F. Snyder, associate director of the Office of Career Education and Development at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, prepared this article on behalf of AAEE.


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John F. Snyder

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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