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Table 9. Number of public high school-level teachers who reported a particular main assignment and the percentage with majors in main assignment awarded both within and outside a department, college, or school of education and a certification in that main assignment, by selected main assignments: 2003–04

Majors in main assignment awarded both within and outside a department, college, or school of education
Selected main assignment Number of teachers  
  Total   Certified   Not certified  
English  134,900   4.6   4.3   0.3  
Mathematics  128,500   3.6   3.4   0.1 !
Science  106,100   4.1   3.7   0.4  
Biology/life sciences  42,600   2.5   2.3   0.2 !
Physical science  57,400   2.0   2.0   0.1 !
Chemistry  21,700   2.1   2.0   0.1 !
Earth sciences  10,900   0.4 ! 0.2 ! 0.2 !
Physics  9,200   #   #   #  
Social science  111,600   2.8   2.1   0.7  
Economics  5,200   #   #   #  
Geography  8,400   #   #   #  
Government/civics  14,700   0.1 ! #   0.1 !
History  57,200   1.3   0.8   0.5  
French  9,800   6.2   5.2   1.0 !
German  3,400   2.0 ! 2.0 ! #  
Latin  2,000   9.1 ! 9.1 ! #  
Spanish  37,000   1.8   1.5   0.3 !
Art/Arts or crafts1  29,700   7.8   6.9   0.9  
Music1  36,300   5.2   4.9   0.2 !
Dance/theater1  6,800   2.4   1.8 ! 0.6 !
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Teachers of art/arts or crafts, music, and dance/theater were allowed to report an ungraded or secondary-level certification.
NOTE: Teachers include traditional public and public charter teachers who taught departmentalized classes to students in any of grades 10–12, or grade 9 and no grade lower. Under science and social science, several subfields are examined in detail. These subfields are not inclusive of all subfields in the subject and, therefore, do not add to the broad field total. See the appendixes of Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Core Subjects: Evidence from the 2003–04 Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES 2008–338) for technical notes and specific definitions of subjects within main assignment fields and major/certification areas. "Majors in main assignment awarded both within and outside a department, college, or school of education" columns include only teachers who have a double major in their main assignment: one earned within the school/college of education and another earned outside the school/college of education. "Certified" columns include teachers with a regular/probationary certification in-subject and at the secondary level. In cases where a teacher earned two majors under the first bachelor's degree, the department that awarded the first bachelor's degree (T0118) was used to assign where the first (T0119) and second (T0121) majors were earned. All teachers who earned an educational specialist/professional diploma or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies were flagged as having received the degree from the school/college of education. 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 School Teacher Data File," 2003–04.


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