both major and
|Took other job||39||10||68||24||50|
|Went back to school||30||4||77||22||52|
|Left for family reasons||34||9||99||16||53|
|NOTE: “Out-of-field” teachers have neither an undergraduate or graduate major nor certification in the field of their main teaching assignment.
|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 and Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), “Current Teacher Questionnaire” and “Former Teacher Questionnaire,” 2000–01.