Teacher Training Reimbursement

The Texas Advanced Placement (AP)/International Baccalaureate (IB) Program recognizes and rewards students, teachers, and schools that demonstrate success in achieving the educational goals of the state. One of the awards available through this program is the Teacher Training Reimbursement. This incentive program allows the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to reimburse districts in an amount up to $450 for each AP/IB or Pre-AP/IB teacher who attends an “approved” training.


2016 Teacher Training Reimbursement

Applications and information for the 2016 Teacher Training Reimbursement (TTR) were due in December 2016. Late applications will not be accepted. Districts may expect to receive TTR notifications by June 2017.

Guidelines for Teacher Training Reimbursements

In accordance with TEC §28.053(d) (1)-(3)(e-f)) and TAC §74.26, funding priority for teacher training reimbursements will be given to:

  1. Public school campuses that do not offer AP or IB courses.
  2. Eligible teachers at campuses that offer new AP/IB programs in the 2016-2017 school year, including IB candidate schools.
  3. Eligible teachers of courses revised for the 2016-2017 school year.
    • New courses for 2016-2017 include the following:
      1. AP Calculus AB
      2. AP Calculus BC
      3. AP Computer Science Principles
      4. AP World History

Any remaining TTR funds will be distributed evenly among all remaining eligible teachers. Please note that the amount of the reimbursement for this priority will not be known until all reimbursement applications have been received and approved.

A teacher may receive the TTR once every two years. For example, if a teacher who received a reimbursement for 2015 TTR is not eligible for 2016 TTR.

Teachers must complete a 24-hour or longer TEA-approved Pre-AP or AP training or a 15-hour or longer TEA-approved Pre-IB or IB training. Conferences and workshops are NOT eligible for the TTR.

Approved trainings that qualify for the TTR are:

  • A College Board endorsed Pre-AP or AP institute of 24 hours or longer
  • An IB-endorsed training of at least 15 hours or longer for candidate or authorized IB schools
  • A science, math, or English 30-hour training provided by the National Math and Science Initiative (formerly Laying the Foundation)
  • Confer Mentoring Program® 30-hour subject-specific trainings

2016 AP/IB TTR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF, 61KB)
2016 AP/IB TTR Eligible Courses (PDF, 150KB) 

The application process will begin in September of each school year.