Every year the Texas Education Agency submits a list of subject matter teacher shortage areas and a list of designated low-income schools to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Teachers with certain types of student loans may qualify for partial forgiveness, deferment or cancellation benefits.
Eligibility of these benefits depends on the type of loan the teacher has, the date of his/her first loan, and whether the teacher serves in a designated low-income school or subject matter teacher shortage area.
Teacher Shortage Areas for 2015-2016 School Year
More information can be found on the TEA website.†
- Bilingual/English as Second Language
- Career & Technical Education
- Computer Science
- English as a Second Language
- Special Education - Elementary and Secondary Levels