Table 1-7
Mathematics and science teachers, by path to certification and grade level: 2012
(Percent distribution)
 
Grade level An undergraduate
program leading to
a bachelor’s degree and
a teaching credential
A post-baccalaureate
credentialing program (no
master’s degree
awarded)
A master’s program
that also awarded
a teaching credential
No formal
teacher preparation
 
Mathematics teachers
Elementary 63 14 22 1
Middle 55 17 25 3
High 48 20 22 10
Science teachers
Elementary 61 13 25 1
Middle 47 23 26 4
High 34 30 28 8
 

SOURCE: Banilower ER, Smith PS, Weiss IR, Malzahn KA, Campbell KM, Weis AM, Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (2013).

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