Who Qualifies for Tuition and/or Certification Reimbursement?
Employees who earn at least 3 semester hours at a college or university in a course leading towards certification in a field with a critical shortage of certified teachers may be reimbursed $300 per course. For 2022-2023, those critical shortage fields are bilingual/English as a second language, special education, career and technical education (including technology applications and computer science), and mathematics.
Irving ISD does not have a reimbursement program to receive a master's. However, certain graduate courses are reimbursable under the conditions listed next. Employees who earn at least 3 hours for a course completed beyond their master's degrees in any specific teaching field in which high school dual enrollment credit is given may be reimbursed $300 per course. The purpose of this reimbursement program is to increase the number of qualified teachers to teach dual enrollment courses at the high school level. Teachers of dual enrollment courses must have a master's degree plus at least 18 hours in the subject area taught.
Employees in the Future Irving Teachers (FIT) program for the 2022-2023 school year are currently employed in Irving ISD as Temporary Campus Support Professionals (TCS), Interim Teachers, and/or LEAP Resident Teachers. FIT program participants who (1) earn certification programming credit, (2) successfully pass teacher certification tests, and/or (3) earn semester hours at a college or university in a course leading towards certification in a field where there is a critical shortage of certified teachers may be reimbursed. For 2022-2023, those fields of critical shortage are Bilingual/English as a Second Language, Special Education (elementary and secondary), Career and Technical Education (including technology applications and computer science), English Language Arts and Reading, Secondary Science, and Secondary Mathematics.
The purpose of the FIT reimbursement program is to support the current pipeline of aspiring teachers committed to teaching in Irving ISD.
Employees receiving this incentive will be required to commit to Irving ISD one (1) school year. If a FIT program participant should leave Irving ISD prior to the completion of their temporary assignment in the 2022-2023 school year, they will be required to reimburse the district for coursework, certification programming, and/or certification testing paid for by the district.
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