5 Resources to Help Teachers

Published 8:00 am Monday, September 4, 2023

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Professional Resources for Teachers

Did you know there are programs that can help teachers with professional development? The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program can help middle and high school teachers develop skills to help prepare their students for a competitive global economy. Teachers will participate in an online course, attend two symposiums in Washington, D.C. and take a two-to-three-week exchange course in a partnering country.

The English Language Teaching Fellow Program allows eligible teachers to participate in a ten-month fellowship at an international school, to get international experience and increase their cultural knowledge. For those interested in teaching about the Constitution at a secondary school level, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program can help eligible educators get a graduate degree on a part-time basis.

Personal Resources for Teachers

The education required to become a teacher can often leave people with loans. The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program helps teachers that took out federal student loans for their education. It provides up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for eligible teachers who taught for at least five years in a low-income school. Many state education agencies also offer loan forgiveness programs for residents of their state. You can find out more by contacting your state education agency.

If you are a teacher looking to purchase a home, you may be interested in the Good Neighbor Next Door program. This program gives eligible buyers a 50% discount on the listed price of homes available in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development revitalization area. Participants in the program must live in the home for three years, and it must be their only residence.

Find More Benefits

For more career development resources, you can browse the Education and Career Development category of benefits. Are you interested in checking your eligibility for all the programs on Benefits.gov? The Benefit Finder is a free tool that can help you check your eligibility for over 1,000 benefits at the state and federal level. The Benefit Finder takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and is easy to fill out. You will get a list of benefits you may be eligible for and information on how to apply on the agency website.