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Teacher Shortage Areas, 2015-16

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2023

Teacher Shortage Areas, 2015-16 (TSA 2015-16), is part of the Teacher Shortage Areas (TSA) program; program data is available since 1990-91 at . TSA 2015-16 ( is a cross-sectional study that collects information about teaching needs in the 50 United States and the outlying jurisdictions. TSA 2015-16 provides a reference document to notify the nation where states and schools are looking to potentially hire academic administrators, licensed teachers, and other educators and school faculty in specific disciplines/subject areas, grade levels, and/or geographic regions; and where recent graduates of Schools of Education and trained, experienced teaching professionals aiming to serve school districts with shortages can find (prospective) positions and fill the current voids in each state�s and outlying jurisdiction�s pre-kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms, in areas that match their certification credentials; as well as to inform Federal financial aid recipients on reducing, deferring, or cancelling/nullifying/discharging student loan payments and meeting other specified (e.g., teaching) obligations.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Publisher Office of Postsecondary Education
Identifier OPEPD_2016001
Data First Published 2015-05-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2015-06-29
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id a9bc92ba-7013-4023-bef6-f660703d036d
Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Office of Postsecondary Education
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash e3b12bb06c8e20b10e833d9c3103ff9e8cea61ae
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2015/2016

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