Need for teachers opens loan-forgiveness opportunities
March 13, 2017
Oregon has designated teacher shortage areas for the 2017-18 school year. Teachers can qualify for federal loan forgiveness if they teach for five consecutive years in a shortage area.
The shortage areas can be identified by subject or geographic area.
Oregon doesn’t have enough education professionals for these areas:
- Bilingual/English Language Learner
- School nurse
- Special education
- Speech pathologist
Oregon named four counties as having difficulty hiring teachers in general:
More information is available at the Federal Student Aid website.