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  Ag Teacher Supply & Demand Summary - Teach Ag  
  Dean Dittmar  10/26/2019 5:16:00 PM  
     
 

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The new Illinois agriculture teacher supply and demand summary has just been completed. 
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2019-20 School Year
-353 total agriculture education programs  (increase over a year ago)
-443 total agriculture teachers  (increase over a year ago)

Summary Highlights
-79 ag teacher vacancies
-76 ag teacher vacancies were filled with three schools still open
-17 ag teachers retired in May, 2019
-25 ag teachers left the ag teaching profession due to an industry/education job or personal reason
-42 total ag teachers left their teaching position
-9 schools added an agriculture program
-12 additional ag teachers were hired
-21 CTE-ag with stipulations(provisional) teachers were hired
-26 projected agricultural education graduates for May 2020 
-Average ag teacher salary - $54,646
-Average first year ag teacher salary - $45,252
-Average contract length - 11 months

More information, view: 
-Ag teacher profile and description
-Illinois TeachAg.net  
-Teaching License
-Alternative teaching license
-All state Teach Ag

Why Teach Agriculture?

Ag teachers never have the same day twice. One day they might be in a classroom or laboratory, the next visiting students in the field, preparing teams for a FFA Career Development Event, or leading a community service activity with their FFA Chapter.  Demand for agriculture teachers is much higher than the current and projected supply.

Ag teachers

  • Teach by doing, not just telling
  • Share their passion for agriculture
  • Create lessons that are hands-on
  • Reach students, including those who might not be successful in a traditional classroom
  • Teach about cutting edge topics, like cloning, satellite mapping, biofuels, alternative energy and more.
  • Travel in state, nationally, and even internationally.
  • Work with new and emerging technology from agribusiness companies.
  • Attend state and national FFA Conventions for life

Agricultural educators are often on extended contracts, which means they get paid during the summer months and have the potential to earn a significantly higher salary than other teachers.

Thank you to all of our agriculture teachers.  We appreciate all that you do!


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Dean Dittmar
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Email: ddittmar@ILAgEd.org
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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