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Table SH120. Standard errors for table H120. Percentage of grade 9 through 12 public school teachers who entered teaching through alternative certification, percentage who were "highly qualified," and percentage distribution of teachers' type of certification, by school type and main teaching assignment: 2008
  Entered teaching through alternative certification   Highly qualified teacher   Percentage distribution
of type of certification
 
       
School type and main teaching assignment     Regular state certification   Certification with additional requirements   No certification  
                     
Total 0.59   0.42   0.55   0.46   0.20  
                     
School type                    
Regular 0.71   0.49   0.54   0.47   0.21  
Career or technical 4.18   3.08   3.48   2.87   0.91  
Other 2.19   1.41   2.35   2.12   0.86  
                     
Main teaching assignment                    
Career and technical education (CTE), total 1.49   1.11   1.20   0.99   0.59  
Nonoccupational CTE 2.03   1.62   1.64   1.49   0.86  
Occupational education 1.95   1.73   1.56   1.34   0.65  
Agriculture and natural resources 2.61   3.93   3.33   3.14    
Business 3.31   2.57   1.80   1.70    
Communications and design 5.64   5.21   5.30   5.25    
Computer and information sciences 7.12   5.89   4.66   4.60   1.79  
Construction, architecture, and engineering technologies 5.24   5.54   5.23   4.07    
Consumer, culinary, and public services 6.03   5.70   5.46   5.11    
Health sciences 9.82   9.21   9.54   8.91    
Manufacturing 8.58   7.87   4.87   4.33    
Marketing 7.20   5.01   6.14   6.14    
Repair and transportation 6.68   8.02   6.44   5.71   3.70  
Academic education 0.67   0.43   0.60   0.57   0.19  
Other 1.06   1.09   1.04   0.87   0.42  
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public School Teacher Questionnaire,” 2007–08.

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