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Teacher Shortage Areas

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Notification to States: Deadline date for submission of the 2014-2015 Teacher Shortage Area Proposals: December 12, 2013. Refer to the Letter to Chief State School Officers.

The annual publication of the nationwide teacher shortage area (TSA) list is available. Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing: 1990-1991 through 2014-2015, dated March 2014.

Annual publication of the Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing designated by the Department of Education as required under the following program regulations:

  • 34 CFR 682.210(q) enables a borrower who had no outstanding Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loan on July 1, 1987 but who had an outstanding FFEL Program loan on July 1, 1993 to qualify for deferment of loan repayment under the Federal Stafford Program anytime within the life of the borrower’s loan(s);

  • 34 CFR 674.53(c) enables Federal Perkins Loan borrowers who are full time teachers of mathematics, science, foreign languages, bilingual education or any other field of expertise where the State educational agency determined there is a shortage of qualified teachers to qualify for cancellation of up to 100 percent of their loan; and

  • 34 CFR 686.12(d) enables grant recipients to fulfill their teaching obligation under the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.

A State that desires to propose teacher shortage areas for designation must submit the information required under the program regulations for the following programs:

  • Targeted teacher deferment for borrowers under the Family Federal Education Loan (FFEL) and Federal Supplemental Loans for Students (SLS) programs (34 CFR 682.210(q));

  • Full-time teaching in fields of expertise, cancellation of up to 100 percent of their debt under the Federal Perkins Loan Program (34 CFR 674.53(c)); and

  • Teaching obligation fulfillment for recipients under the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program (34 CFR 686).

Annual publication of the Teacher Shortage Areas (TSA) Nationwide Listing for 1990-1991 through 2014-2015, published March 2014.

 

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