What Subject Areas Are in High Demand?
Every year, each state submits a report to the U.S. Department of Education detailing the subject areas in which it faces a shortage of teachers. While this is certainly not a guarantee of employment in any particular area, it can give teacher candidates an idea of what endorsements might be most marketable in a particular state.
In its 2017-18 report, the state of Montana has listed the following academic subject areas as disciplines facing a teacher shortage:
- Career and Technical Education
- School Counselor
- School Psychologist
- Special Education
- World Languages
Students interested in teaching outside of Montana may wish to consult the full federal report.