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Federal & State Loan Forgiveness Programs Available for Teachers!

How to Qualify for State and Federal Funds

Texas Teachers is here to ensure nothing prevents you from reaching your dream of becoming a teacher! Learn how you may qualify for a loan forgiveness program when you pursue a teaching certification in a high-need area.


TEA’s 2020-2021 Teacher Shortage Area List to Qualify for Loan Forgiveness


Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) | Elementary & Secondary


Special Education | Elementary & Secondary


Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Secondary


Technology Applications and Computer Science | Elementary & Secondary


Mathematics | Secondary



To learn more about the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program, please read about the full eligibility requirements here.


Did You Know...

Some high-need area teachers can make up to $98,530 - 73% higher than the median teacher salary in Texas!

Read about 9 more shocking benefits of becoming a high-need area teacher!

Learn About Our High-Need Areas

Not only does pursuing a high-need area for teacher certification help qualify you for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, but it also increases your chances of getting hired quicker! The fastest route to landing your dream job is to become a high-need subject area teacher. Join our High-Need Areas webinar to learn how you can become certified in the areas schools need most right now.


Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL)

Bilingual Education teachers are required to speak both English and another language. Unlike Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers only need to speak English. An ESL teacher works with students who may have limited English proficiency.

Confused about the differences between ESL and Bilingual Education? You’re not the only one! Click here to read about their differences.

Becoming ESL certified is a district hiring trend! It is becoming increasingly more common for schools to request or require teachers to have an ESL certification.

How to Become ESL Certified


Special Education

Becoming a Special Education (SPED) teacher is arguably one of the most rewarding careers. SPED teachers work with students who have a disability. The objective is to ensure that the curriculum is accessible for these students who learn differently from their peers. This is the #1 requested list from Texas Teachers. Will your name be on this list? Click here to learn more.

Free Informational SPED Webinar

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

As a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher, you work with students to develop various occupational skills. It is essential to prepare our students to enter the future workforce. These classes are often hands-on and strike a balance between academic and technical content. For more CTE information, visit the TEA website.


Technology Applications & Computer Science

Technology is not going anywhere. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The future of our students will likely incorporate more technology than ours. From an early age, children interact with technology daily. As their teacher, you will work with students to learn how to use technology in various capacities to address and solve real-world problems.

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The key responsibility of a mathematics teacher is to teach general and advanced math topics to students. There is an important difference between knowing how to do math and knowing how to teach math. If you have a knack for explaining sticky concepts, consider becoming a mathematics teacher.

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