Iowa Teacher Shortage Area

Iowa teacher shortage areas are designated annually by the Iowa Department of Education. Data used to calculate the shortages include the numbers of Class B licenses (conditionals) issued, the number and frequency of job postings on Teach Iowa (Department of Education statewide teacher recruitment website), and the number of projected graduates in each teaching discipline.

Teachers in shortage areas may be eligible for college student forgivable loans through both state and federal programs. Information regarding application for forgivable loans is available at the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website at:


Iowa Teacher Shortage Areas – 2015-2016 School Year: