New program offers incentives to Alabama middle and high school math and science teachers

By: | May 7, 2021

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, middle and high school science and math teachers could earn up to $15,000 in additional pay each year, thanks to a new program signed by Governor Kay Ivey.

Called the Teacher Excellence and Accountability for Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Salary Schedule Program, its goal is to fill math and science teacher positions throughout the state. In 2020, there were an estimated 3,000 of these jobs unfilled. The TEAMS program – introduced in the Senate by Donnie Chesteen (R-Geneva) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Alan Baker (R-Brewton) will provide incentive pay for interested and qualifying math and science teachers.

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