Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP)


The Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) was created to draw qualified individuals into education for specific subject areas that have been identified with staffing shortages and/or for the assistance with the fees affiliated with obtaining and maintaining accreditations with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification (NBPTS).

TSSP Service Website Login

Terms and Conditions

TSSP History

Note: Applications must be submitted between October 1 and April 30 for each program year.


Please review the following information to verify that you qualify for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP). Many questions can be answered within this website including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For information and program details not found within these resources, please contact the TSSP Specialist at tssp@schools.utah.gov.


Bonus Program Qualifications

Posting a Degree in Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) 

Subject Area Requirements: Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Special Education 

Substantially Equivalent Degrees

Payment Process

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS)

Beginning in 2016, the Utah Legislature and the Utah State Board of Education have supported a bonus and fee reimbursement program connected with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

“National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.”

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS):

Form W9: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Program Appeals

Program appeals for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) are used for degree consideration only. You must first submit your TSSP Application for the current program year at tssp.schools.utah.gov. Upon the system notification that you do not qualify, review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) listed below and then follow the directions listed on the Appeal Application. It is recommended that appeals be submitted as soon as possible to allow appropriate processing and review time by the Utah State Board of Education. If a payment term deadline is passed while an appeal is pending, any approved bonus will be awarded in full at the end of the program year. Please note that incomplete appeals will not be processed and all appeals must be received before May 31st of the program year. Appeal results will be posted in the "History" section of the application and written decision notification will be mailed to the educator.

If your application has been denied due to an assignment, endorsement issue, or has been denied by your Local Education Agency (LEA), contact your Human Resources for possible resolution options.

Appeal Application

Frequently Asked Questions


Many questions can be answered through the Frequently Asked Questions documents listed below. Program deadlines can be found on the TSSP Service Site.


Frequently Asked Questions Educator/Applicants

Frequently Asked Questions for Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators and Approvers

Program Regulation

Title 53F-2-S504: Teacher Salary Supplement Program, Appeal Process
Utah State Legislature

Utah Office of Administrative Rules: