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Improving the Quality of Teachers in the Classroom

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Students in US Public Schools Taught by Teachers with No Major or Certification in the Subject Taught, 1999-2000

Discipline Grades 5-8Grades 9-12
Mathematics69%31%
Physical Science93%63%
Biology-life sciences--45%
Chemistry--61%
Physics--67%
English58%30%
Physical Education19%19%

SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics. Qualifications of the Public School Teacher Workforce: Prevalence of Out-of-Field Teaching, US Department of Education

Last Modified: 05/03/2006