Get your student loan forgiven: Teach CS in Texas
Talking to teachers from Texas at the CSTA Conference, I heard that the loan forgiveness program isn’t all that good. But the fact that Texas is listing CS as #2 on their “shortage” list is an indication that it’s something that they want more of.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has received approval from the US Department of Education (USDE) for the 2013-2014 teacher shortage areas. Please note the shortage areas have changed from previous years.
The approved shortage areas for the 2013-2014 school year are:
- Bilingual/English as a Second Language
- Computer Science
- Languages Other Than English (Foreign Language)
- Special Education
The approved shortage areas allow the administrator the ability to recruit and retain qualified teachers and to help reward teachers for their hard work using the loan forgiveness opportunities. School principals can act on behalf of the Commissioner of Education to certify that a teacher has met the minimum qualifications required for certain loan forgiveness programs.