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Special Analysis 2005

Mobility in the Teacher Workforce

Table 3. Percentage distribution of public and private K–12 teachers by certification status, by employment background: 1999–2000
  Type of certificate held in main teaching field
  No certificate in main teaching field
Employment
background
Regular Proba-
tionary
Provisional
or other
type for
“alternative
certification
program”
Temp-
orary
Emer-
 gency or
waiver
  Currently in
program
to obtain
certificate
But has
one in
another
field
And
none
in any
other
field

     All teachers 80 4 3 1 1   3 1 7
Continuing teachers 84 3 2 1 #   2 1 6
Transfers 72 6 6 2 1   4 2 7
Returning teachers 59 5 6 2 1!   5 4 18
Delayed entrants 30 10 12 5 5   20 1! 19
Recent graduates 47 17 7 3 2   12 2! 10

# Rounds to zero.

! Interpret data with caution (standard errors are large relative to the estimate).

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public Teacher Questionnaire,” “Charter Teacher Questionnaire,” and “Private Teacher Questionnaire,” 1999–2000.