Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Table C.2.10a. IEA: Percentage of fourth-grade students by their mathematics teachers' educational level and jurisdiction: 2007

Jurisdiction Completed postgraduate university degree   Completed university but not a postgraduate degree   Completed post-secondary education but not university   Completed upper-secondary school   Did not complete upper-secondary school
Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.
International average 17   0.3   53   0.5   18   0.4   11   0.3   1   0.1
                                       
Algeria #     19   3.3   5 ! 2.1   69   3.8   7   1.9
Armenia #     98   1.2       #     #  
Australia 42   4.0   51   4.1   7   1.6   #     #  
Austria 3 ! 1.0       93   1.7 1 3 ! 1.0   #  
Chinese Taipei 16   3.0   69   3.6       12   2.7   1   #
                                       
Colombia 10   2.6   75   4.4   4 ! 1.8   11   3.1   1   #
Czech Republic 84   2.8   3 ! 1.2   2 ! 0.8   11   2.6   #  
Denmark     86   3.2   9 ! 2.7   3 ! 1.4    
El Salvador #     20   3.1   65   4.1   14   3.2    
England 35   4.1   56   4.5   10   2.2   #     #  
                                       
Georgia 90   1.9   9   1.7   #         #  
Germany #     100   0.4   #     #     #  
Hong Kong SAR2 12   3.0   71   3.8   16   3.0       #  
Hungary                  
Iran, Islamic Rep. of     27   4.1   44   4.2   28   3.9   #  
                                       
Italy 2 ! 0.7   19   2.5   6   1.5   73   3.0   #  
Japan 3 ! 1.2   90   2.2   8   1.8   #     #  
Kazakhstan 24   3.4   40   5.3   35   5.3   #     #  
Kuwait     95   1.9 3  4 ! 1.6 3  #   3  #  
Latvia #     98   0.8   #     2 ! 0.8   #  
                                       
Lithuania 18   2.5   60   3.1   22   2.9   #     #  
Morocco     22   3.7   4 ! 1.7   58   4.0   14   2.6
Netherlands     96   1.7   #         #  
New Zealand 9   1.3   66   2.7   25   2.2   #     #  
Norway 1   0.5   71   3.3   27   3.2       1 ! 0.4
                                       
Qatar 7   0.1   86   0.1   7   0.1   #     #  
Russian Federation 36   3.4   35   3.5   29   3.1   #     #  
Scotland 30   4.0 3  70   4.0 3  #   3  #   3  #  
Singapore 4   1.1   55   2.5   38   2.2   3 ! 1.1   #  
Slovak Republic 98   1.1   #     #         #  
                                       
Slovenia #     50   2.6   49   2.6   #     #  
Sweden 11   2.1   58   3.8   31   3.2   #     #  
Tunisia #     9   2.3   32   4.0   58   3.5   #  
Ukraine     81   3.1   18   3.1   #     #  
United States 52   2.7   47   2.7   #     #     #  
Yemen #     15   2.9   41   4.4   39   4.7    
                                       
Benchmarking jurisdictions                                      
Alberta, Canada 12   2.4   86   2.7       #     #  
British Columbia, Canada 19   2.4   81   2.4   #     #     #  
Dubai, UAE     91   2.5 3  7 ! 2.5 3      #  
Massachusetts, US 82   4.2   18   4.2   #     #     #  
Minnesota, US 70   5.6   30   5.6   #     #     #  
                                       
Ontario, Canada 21   3.7   77   3.8   2 ! 0.9   1   0.6   #  
Quebec, Canada 9   2.4   90   2.6       #     #  
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. (Estimates are unstable.)
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Teachers in Austria are educated in special universities of education and receive a Bachelor of Education that takes 3 years to complete.
2 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
3 Data are available for at least 70 but less than 85 percent of students.
NOTE: Background data provided by teachers who provided mathematics lessons to students. In the U.S. and most countries fourth-grade mathematics classrooms are the same as science classrooms. While most U.S. fourth-graders have one teacher for mathematics and science, there is a small proportion that have a different teacher for each subject. The international average is the average of the jurisdiction averages but does not include the benchmarking jurisdictions. Benchmarking jurisdictions are subnational entities that followed the same international guidelines as countries to participate in TIMSS. Educational level is based on jurisdictions' categorizations to UNESCO's International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED-1997). Postgraduate university degree includes doctorate, master's or other postgraduate degree or diploma. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Standard error is noted by s.e. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Data from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007. Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., and Foy, P. (2008). TIMSS 2007 International Mathematics Report: Findings from IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades, exhibit 6.2. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College PDF File (15MB).
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education