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Percentage distribution of public school teachers and principals, by highest degree earned, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2017–18

                     
          Master's degree or higher
Selected characteristics Less than a
bachelor's degree
  Bachelor's
degree
  Total   Master's degree   Higher than a
master's degree1
 
All public school teachers 2.7   39.3   58.0   49.2   8.8  
                     
Sex                    
  Male 4.0   39.0   57.0   49.6   7.4  
Race/ethnicity                    
  Hispanic, regardless of race2 3.8   53.5   42.8   35.1   7.7  
  White, non-Hispanic 4.0   37.2   58.8   51.8   7.0  
  Black or African American, non-Hispanic 4.5   37.5   57.9   48.1   9.8  
  Asian, non-Hispanic 1.8  ! 34.7   63.5   51.1   12.4  
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   44.8   53.3   38.0   15.3  !
  American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic   55.8   39.6   33.9    
  Two or more races, non-Hispanic 5.7  ! 44.8   49.5   43.3   6.2  
                     
  Female 2.3   39.4   58.3   49.1   9.2  
Race/ethnicity                    
  Hispanic, regardless of race2 3.5   50.4   46.1   38.8   7.3  
  White, non-Hispanic 2.2   39.0   58.8   50.0   8.8  
  Black or African American, non-Hispanic 2.6   31.6   65.9   51.4   14.5  
  Asian, non-Hispanic 1.7  ! 27.4   70.9   56.2   14.7  
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   43.9   55.3   38.8   16.5  !
  American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic   50.5   44.1   36.9   7.2  
  Two or more races, non-Hispanic 2.3  ! 39.2   58.5   48.5   10.0  
                     
All public school principals 0.1  ! 1.7   98.2   61.8   36.4  
                     
Sex                    
  Male 0.1  ! 1.3   98.6   64.1   34.5  
Race/ethnicity                    
  Hispanic, regardless of race2 #   1.4  ! 98.6   78.8   19.8  
  White, non-Hispanic   1.2   98.7   62.9   35.8  
  Black or African American, non-Hispanic #   1.2  ! 98.8   58.6   40.3  
  Asian, non-Hispanic #     93.6   73.6   19.9  
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic #   13.8  ! 86.2   71.7    
  American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic #   #   100.0   61.4   38.6  !
  Two or more races, non-Hispanic #     98.6   81.4   17.2  !
                     
  Female   2.1   97.8   59.7   38.1  
Race/ethnicity                    
  Hispanic, regardless of race2 #   1.2  ! 98.8   72.7   26.1  
  White, non-Hispanic   2.4   97.5   59.3   38.2  
  Black or African American, non-Hispanic #   0.6  ! 99.4   51.0   48.4  
  Asian, non-Hispanic #     96.2   61.9   34.3  
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic #     88.1   57.0   31.2  !
  American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic #   #   100.0   82.6   17.4  !
  Two or more races, non-Hispanic     92.5   58.7   33.8  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Higher than a master's degree is defined as a teacher or principal who completed any of the following: an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.
2 Hispanic includes Latino.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Principals include both full-time and part-time principals. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher and Public School Principal Data Files, " 2017–18.