High Need Areas


List of federally designated teacher shortage areas for the state of Idaho for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • American Government/Political Science (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Art (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Automotive Technology
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Bilingual Education (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
  • Biological Science (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Chemistry (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Communication (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Consulting Teacher
  • Dance (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Debate (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Drama (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Earth Science (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Economics (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Electronic Technology
  • English (Grades 6 - 12)
  • English as a New Language (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
  • Family/Consumer Sciences (Grades 6 - 12)
  • French (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Generalist (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
  • Gifted and Talented (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
  • Health (Grades 6 -12)
    • Hearing Impaired (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
    • History (Grades 6 -12)
    • Humanities (Grades 6 -12)
    • Library Media Specialist (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
    • Literacy (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
    • Marketing Technology Education (Grades 6 - 12)
    • Mathematics (Grades 6 -12)
    • Music (Kindergarten - Grade 12)
    • Natural Science (Grades 6 -12)
    • Physical Education
    • Physical Science (Grades 6 -12)
    • Physics (Grades 6 -12)
    • Psychology (Grades 6 -12)
    • Small Engine Repair
    • Social Studies (Grades 6 -12)
    • Spanish
    • Special Education Blended (Birth - Grade 3)
    • Standard Elementary
    • Technology Education (Grades 6 -12)
    • Television Production/Broadcasting
    • Welding
    • Work-Based Learning Coordinator

    Federal Perkins Loan borrowers - If you are a full-time teacher in mathematics, science, foreign languages, bilingual education or any field designated as a shortage area, you may qualify for cancellation of up to 100% of your loan. More information

    TEACH Grant recipients - Teaching in any of the above designated areas in a low-income school fulfills your obligation to the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve. More information