Critical Shortage Areas

The Virginia State Department of Education has identified the following ten critical shortage areas as being those positions for which school divisions face the largest difficulty in filling with qualified educators. In order to see positions that are available in these critical shortage areas, go to our Employment Opportunities page.

  1. Special Education
    • speech-language disorders preK-12;
    • special education general curriculum K-12 (learning disabilities; emotional disturbance; mental retardation);
    • early childhood special education (birth though age 5);
    • special education adapted curriculum K-12 (severe disabilities);
    • hearing impairments preK-12
    • visual impairments preK-12
  2. Elementary Education preK-6
  3. Middle Education Grades 6-8
  4. Career and Technical Education
  5. Mathematics Grades 6-12 (including Algebra I)
  6. Science Grades 6-12
  7. Foreign Languages preK-12
  8. School Counselor preK-12
  9. Health and Physical Education preK-12
  10. English Grades 6-12