How states rank on board-certified teachers

Rank State Total certified
1 North Carolina 20,122
2 Florida 13,670
3 South Carolina 8,663
4 Washington 7,259
5 California 5,979
6 Illinois 5,842
7 Mississippi 3,557
8 Ohio 3,337
9 Oklahoma 3,076
10 Kentucky 2,980
11 Virginia 2,887
12 Georgia 2,594
13 Maryland 2,575
14 Arkansas 2,571
15 Alabama 2,242
16 Louisiana 1,864
17 New York 1,602
18 Pennsylvania 1,142
19 Arizona 1,078
20 Wisconsin 1,014
21 New Mexico 870
22 Missouri 856
23 Colorado 839
24 Texas 823
25 West Virginia 749
26 Iowa 683
27 Tennessee 623
28 Massachusetts 595
29 Nevada 586
30 Wyoming 497
31 Rhode Island 489
32 Hawaii 469
33 Delaware 452
34 Kansas 393
35 Minnesota 392
36 Michigan 384
37 Idaho 374
38 Oregon 296
39 Maine 254
40 New Jersey 253
41 Utah 230
42 Alaska 164
43 Indiana 160
44 Connecticut 151
45 (tie) Montana 138
45 (tie) Vermont 138
47 Nebraska 110
48 South Dakota 103
49 District of Columbia 81
50 North Dakota 41
51 New Hampshire 21
U.S. total   106,268
Total certified   106,365

Source: National Board of Professional Teaching Standards