The state as a whole is experiencing a shortage of teachers, but Latino teachers are in particularly short supply. One major obstacle to boosting their numbers is starkly visible in these figures from Sonoma State University’s School of Education, the biggest local source of teachers. 
Last year, 15 Latino students completed the teacher credential program, out of 191 students.
In the previous year, 2013-2014, there were 10 Latino students out of 237 credential candidates who completed the program.
Also, because of a lack of applicants, the last students to go through the school’s bilingual credential program graduated in 2009.