About TIA

The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was created by the Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 3. Its purpose is to provide a financial incentive to help attract and retain highly effective teachers at traditionally hard-to-staff schools.

Who is eligible for TIA?

Eligible teachers include most teachers with at least one year-long course in the following areas:

  • PK-12 Math
  • PK-12 Reading Language Arts
  • 2-8 Science
  • 6-12 Social Studies
  • Languages Other Than English. 

Teachers should check their course numbers to ensure they teach a TIA-eligible course.

Minimum Requirements for 2023-2024 School Year*

  • Employee Role is 087 Classroom Teacher for data capture year (2022-2023) and data submission year (2023-2024)
  • A rating of at least 3 (Proficient) in all dimensions of T-TESS Domains 2 & 3 on SUMMATIVE evaluation
  • Teaches a TIA-eligible course during the 2022-2023 school year
  • Student Growth measure has a minimum group size of 15 tests
  • Student Growth measure has a minimum of 90% of eligible students with a Pre/Post test (Previously established at 95%)

*Meeting all minimum requirements does not mean that a teacher will be recommended for a designation.

How much can you earn?

The TIA Funding Map provides a general idea of possible stipend amounts but keep in mind that the:

  • map data lags by one year
  • map displays 100% of the awards (GISD pays teacher 90%, 10% goes to district program costs)
  • award amounts vary based on teacher status and campus location. Use the search feature to find details.

See the TIA Funding Map

Learn more about TIA 

Use these resources to learn more about how the Texas Education Agency (TEA) supports TIA:

Amanda Douglas

I am thankful to Garland ISD for implementing the TIA Program for core teachers. GISD worked tirelessly to find ways to reward the excellence of their teachers in the classroom. Without their dedication to their teachers, many of us would not have earned TIA designations and award bonuses.

Amanda Douglas, M. Ed.
Teacher, Sachse High School

Contact us

For more information about TIA, contact: