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Department of Secondary Education|College of Education

Wyoming Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program

The goal of the Wyoming Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program (TSLR) is to provide loans to students who will stay in Wyoming after graduation and work as teachers. The TSLRP was adopted by the 2005 Wyoming Legislature and amended by the Wyoming Legislature in 2007 and again in 2009.

It was the intent of the Wyoming Legislature to provide funds for students who are Wyoming residents or graduates of a Wyoming High School. The eligibility criteria for these students includes being enrolled in good standing as at least a junior at the University of Wyoming and majoring in the teacher education program leading to certification in special education, mathematics, science or foreign language, as well as for those students wishing to add teaching endorsements* in the areas of reading and in English as a second language (ESL).

The funds are intended to assist with educational expenses as determined by the University of Wyoming Office of Student Financial Aid. Completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is necessary for consideration for the Wyoming Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program.

*A teaching endorsement is not a stand-alone teacher certification program. Endorsements are issued by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board to state-licensed Elementary (K-6) and Secondary (6-12) teachers qualified to teach in specific subject areas, in addition to their initial certification (s).

For further information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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