Table 1-8
Preparation of public school mathematics and science teachers for teaching in their field, by school level and teaching field: Academic years 2003–04 and 2007–08
(Percent)
 
  Academic year 2003–04   Academic year 2007–08
School level/teaching field In field Related field General education Other   In field Related field General education Other
 
Middle school                  
Mathematics 53.5 3.9 37.5 5.1   64.3 1.6 30.6 3.4
Science 67.0 na 29.2 3.8   69.6 na 27.0 3.3
High school                  
Mathematics 87.4 2.0 3.1 7.5   88.0 1.2 3.4 7.4
Biology/life sciences 91.9 3.6 1.3 3.2   93.2 3.9 0.9 2.0
Physical sciences 78.1 19.6 0.9 1.5   81.6 15.4 1.2 1.8
 

na = not applicable

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of 2003–04 and 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey, National Center for Education Statistics. See appendix table 1-19.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012