Anyone can make a living. But not everyone can make an impact.

If you’ve found yourself wondering, “Should I become a teacher?” then there are several benefits to consider.

Teaching jobs are more than just working for a paycheck—they’re a higher calling. Right now, Alabama needs smart young men and women to answer that call and motivate our children toward a brighter future. And while the impact you’ll have on your students may be the greatest reward, a career in education comes with more tangible benefits as well.


You could qualify for $30,000 or more in student loan forgiveness. Teachers in a low-income school or educational organizations having taught full time for at least five consecutive years, learn more here. Additionally, if you are teaching or plan to teach math or science, the Alabama Math and Science Teacher Education Program (AMSTEP) is a loan repayment program for you. Learn more about the eligibility requirements.


If you want to share your love of math and science with eager young minds, Alabama schools want to make sure you’re compensated for your efforts. If you plan on teaching STEM classes, you can earn an even higher salary through Alabama’s new T.E.A.M.S. program. Learn more.


After decades of service in the classroom, our teachers deserve the very best for the next phase of their lives. And thanks to the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) of Alabama, you’ll receive a pension based on your experience and final salary, not market investments. Learn more.


As an educator in an Alabama school system, you’ll have access to a plan designed just for teachers: the Public Education Employee’s Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP). This plan covers both individuals and families, and you’ll never pay more than $400 for major medical services. Learn more.

Are you ready?