Rewarding Teacher Excellence in Texas

Attract and retain top teachers with an accessible pathway to a six-figure salary

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Program Overview
What We Do

The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) elevates the education profession by providing districts with systems and funding to recruit promising new teachers, retain their best teachers, and incentivize teachers to work in high-needs schools and difficult to staff positions. Based in the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.3521 (Local Optional Teacher Designation System) and §48.112 (Teacher Incentive Allotment), TIA is built to provide lasting funds for outstanding Texas teachers to remain in the classroom and improve student outcomes.

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TIA’s Impact

Texas teachers are doing incredible, important work, and they deserve to be recognized for it. TIA is working alongside district leaders to reward thousands of teachers across the state who are making a difference in the lives of our students every day.

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  • 13,774

    Designated Teachers

  • 346

    Districts Receiving Funds

  • $145,208,362

    Awarded in 2023

What Teachers Are Saying

“The Teacher Incentive Allotment kept me in the classroom serving students in need.” Kori Crampton, Klein ISD
“TIA has been a game changer and a life changer for me personally. It helps motivate us to become better teachers so that the students in the classroom succeed and become better learners.” Sherri Arrington, Slaton ISD
“This program is proof to me and my community that we can stay in the jobs that we’re passionate about and still be compensated in a manner we deserve and that will allow us to better support our families.” Adriana Abundis, San Antonio ISD

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