Teacher Preparation Program Completion
Total by State, 2012-13 and 2017-18

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In the SREB region, 11,600 fewer candidates completed teacher preparation programs in 2018 than in 2013, and 15 of 16 states saw declines in completion. 

Top blue bar: 2012-13
Middle orange bar: 2016-17  
Bottom gray bar: 2017-18 (the most recent available data)

AL 2,965; 2,417; 2,391. AR 2,349; 1,908; 1,739.  DE 746; 459; 437. FL 7,021; 7,840; 5,392. GA 5,443; 3,971; 3,807 KY 3,206; 2,073; 2,407. LA 2,574; 2,365; 2,106 MD 2,774; 2,382; 2,092 MS 2,305; 1,687; 1,583. NC 5,499; 4,308; 4,222. OK 2,152; 1,398; 1,314. SC 2,447, 2,207; 2,106. TN 4,447; 2,904.; 2,803. TX 20,869; 22,574; 21,598. VA 3,954; 3,372; 3,208.  WV 1,182; 895; 994.

Includes teacher candidates who completed traditional teacher preparation programs and university-based and private alternative teacher preparation programs.

Source: U.S. Department of Education. “2018 Title II Reports.”