Table 1-10
In-field and out-of-field teaching of public middle and high school mathematics, biology/life science, and physical science teachers: Academic year 2003–04
Level/field   In-field
Middle school  
Mathematics   53.5   5.1
Biology/life sciences   54.8   9.5
Physical sciences   32.7   3.1
High school  
Mathematics   87.4   7.5
Biology/life sciences   91.9   3.2
Physical sciences   78.1   1.5
SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04; and National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, special tabulations. See appendix table 1-15.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008