Educator Incentive Programs

Overview

The Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) was created to draw qualified individuals into education for specific subject areas that have been identified with staffing shortages and/or for the assistance with the fees affiliated with obtaining and maintaining accreditations with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification (NBPTS).

TSSP Service Website Login

TSSP History

TSSP Terms and Conditions

Note: Applications must be submitted between October 1 and April 30 for each program year.

Program

Please review the following information to verify that you qualify for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP). Many questions can be answered within this website including the TSSP Frequently Asked Questions Educator/Applicants. For information and program details not found within these resources, please contact the TSSP Specialist at tssp@schools.utah.gov.

Qualifications

Posting of Degree on Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) 

TSSP Bonus Program Qualifications

TSSP Payment Process

TSSP Subject Area Requirements (Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Special Education) 

TSSP Substantially Equivalent Degrees

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS)

Beginning in 2016, the Utah Legislature and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) have supported a bonus program connected with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

“National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.”

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS):

Program Regulation

R277-317: Incentives for National Board Certification
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Title 53F-2-523: Salary Supplement for National Board-Certified Teachers
Utah State Legislature

Program Appeals

Program appeals for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) are used for degree consideration only. You must first submit your TSSP Application for the current program year at tssp.schools.utah.gov. Upon the system notification that you do not qualify, review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) listed below and then follow the directions listed on the Appeal Application. It is recommended that appeals be submitted as soon as possible to allow appropriate processing and review time by the Utah State Board of Education. If a payment term deadline is passed while an appeal is pending, any approved bonus will be awarded in full at the end of the program year. Please note that incomplete appeals will not be processed and all appeals must be received before May 31st of the program year. Appeal results will be posted in the "History" section of the application and written decision notification will be mailed to the educator.

If your application has been denied due to an assignment, endorsement issue, or has been denied by your Local Education Agency (LEA), contact your Human Resources for possible resolution options.

TSSP Appeal Application

TSSP Frequently Asked Questions Educator/Applicants

Resources

Many questions can be answered through the Frequently Asked Questions documents listed below. Program deadlines can be found on the TSSP Service Site.

TSSP Definitions

TSSP Frequently Asked Questions Educator/Applicants

TSSP Frequently Asked Questions for Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators and Approvers

Program Regulation

Title 53F-2-S504: Teacher Salary Supplement Program, Appeal Process
Utah State Legislature

Utah Office of Administrative Rules:

Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools (ETHPS)

Overview

The ETHPS was created in 2017 to award qualified teachers who are employed in a high poverty school and show a Median Growth Mercantile (MGP) of 70 or higher and/or who teach grades 1, 2, or 3 and achieve at least 85% of students whose progress is assessed as typical or better.

Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools (ETHPS) History

Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools (ETHPS) Frequently Asked Questions Teachers

Program Regulation

R277-925: R277-925. Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools Incentive Program
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Title 53A-17a-173: Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools Incentive Program. Salary Bonus. Evaluation
Utah State Legislature