BISMARCK, N.D. - Applications for a teacher incentive program aimed at retaining elementary and secondary teachers will be accepted by the North Dakota University System beginning April 1, 2014. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.
The Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program reduces student loan indebtedness by $1,000 per year up to a maximum of three years for teachers who work in a content area identified as a teacher shortage area by the superintendent of public instruction. Eligibility begins after completion of one year of full-time teaching in North Dakota, but teachers may have earned their degrees in other states.
The defined shortage areas for academic year 2013-2014 are:
• Agriculture Education • Art • Business and Office Technology/Business Education • Career Clusters • Computer Education • English as a Second Language • English Language Arts • Family and Consumer Science • Health Careers • Information Technology • Languages/Native American Languages • Marketing Education • Mathematics • Music • Science • Social Studies • Special Education Programing • Technology Education (Industrial Arts) • Trade and Industrial Education