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Table 26.  Average number of hours per week that regular full-time public school teachers spent on selected activities during a typical full week, by state: 2003–04

  Average hours per week
State Required to work
to receive base
pay during a
typical full week
Spent delivering
instruction to a
class of students
Total hours spent
on all teaching and
other school-related
activities during a
typical full week
United States  37.7 28.6 52.8
       
Alabama  38.9 31.0 52.4
Alaska  38.2 28.7 55.5
Arizona  38.9 28.9 54.4
Arkansas  38.4 29.7 51.5
California  36.5 28.9 53.1
       
Colorado  39.1 28.8 54.6
Connecticut  36.1 27.2 52.4
Delaware  37.7 28.6 53.8
District of Columbia  37.5 29.8 50.8
Florida  37.9 28.2 53.4
       
Georgia  39.9 30.0 53.8
Hawaii  36.8 28.5 54.2
Idaho  38.7 28.8 53.8
Illinois  36.7 27.4 52.2
Indiana  37.6 28.5 53.6
       
Iowa  39.5 29.6 53.0
Kansas  39.3 29.8 54.2
Kentucky  37.4 29.5 51.9
Louisiana  37.3 30.4 51.5
Maine  36.4 27.0 51.9
       
Maryland  37.4 27.5 55.0
Massachusetts  34.9 26.2 50.2
Michigan  36.0 28.4 51.7
Minnesota  39.1 28.0 53.7
Mississippi  39.7 30.7 51.3
       
Missouri  38.1 29.0 53.2
Montana  38.9 29.6 53.2
Nebraska  39.4 29.8 54.7
Nevada  36.5 28.0 53.1
New Hampshire  36.6 26.3 52.2
       
New Jersey  35.8 26.6 50.1
New Mexico  37.0 29.6 51.1
New York  35.6 26.5 51.4
North Carolina  38.8 28.2 53.3
North Dakota  39.1 29.1 52.4
       
Ohio  36.9 27.5 51.6
Oklahoma  38.0 29.3 52.2
Oregon  39.6 28.4 54.9
Pennsylvania  37.3 28.2 52.3
Rhode Island  33.3 26.3 47.6
       
South Carolina  39.0 28.4 54.1
South Dakota  39.4 29.3 55.1
Tennessee  37.5 29.0 50.9
Texas  39.8 30.7 54.4
Utah  38.9 30.0 52.3
       
Vermont  37.7 27.2 52.6
Virginia  37.6 27.8 53.8
Washington  37.7 28.6 53.5
West Virginia  38.3 30.1 51.2
Wisconsin  39.2 28.7 53.5
Wyoming  38.9 30.0 53.3
NOTE: A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialist or librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or a part-time teacher.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Teacher Data File, 2003–04.

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