ETIP - Excellence in Teaching Incentive Program
We support career growth and aspiration in our educators, but we also believe that talented educators who feel their talents are best served in the classroom, should be able to stay in the classroom while reaching their professional goals.
Build teacher capacity
Recruit and retain teachers in MISD
Provide professional advancement opportunities for teachers who remain in the classroom
Build teachers’ financial future
Definition for Inclusion in ETIP
Teachers eligible to participate are the teacher of record as defined by:
Assign report card grades for the current school year in one or more subject areas
Teach 50% or more of each day, and
Design and implement instruction
Teachers with two or more years teaching experience, at least one of these in MISD, may begin the ETIP coursework. This will allow experienced teachers who are new to our district to participate after only one year in MISD.
Differentiation - Fall
Formative Assessment – Spring
Practicum 1 -Summer
Teaching Students of Poverty - Fall
Preparing Students for a Global Society - Spring
Practicum 2- Summer
If you have any questions, please see the ETIP FAQs below or contact the Professional Learning Department at 972-882-7737.
- Which Special Education teachers will be eligible to participate?
- Are retire/rehire teachers eligible for this program?
- If I’m not currently in the classroom, do I have to return for two years before I will be eligible?
- Will my master’s be honored for Level Two, even though it is not in Curriculum and Instruction?
- Will I continue to receive the $1500 master's stipend in addition to the $5000 Level One stipend?
- What if I already have a master’s degree?
- If I already have a master’s do I automatically qualify for Level One and the $5000 stipend?
- I do not wish to pursue the ETIP program but will soon complete my master’s degree. Will I still receive the $1500 stipend each year for having a master’s?
- I just finished my doctorate degree. Will I still be required to take the initial 6 courses for Level One certification?
- Can teachers bring other ideas for meeting the “add value” or educational component at Level Two and Level Three?
- Do I have to move through the levels according to the timeline shown?
- Will the 18 hours completed in Level One be paid for by the district?
- Who will teach the ETIP courses?
- Will I be required to pay for the Level One courses?