South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development

T.E.A.C.H.

Bonuses and Salary Raises FAQs

Do I receive a bonus every time I complete a contract or after I have completed 9 credits?

A recipient is eligible to receive a bonus after the contract has been completed and (s)he has completed 9 credits with a grade of “C” or higher.  Refer to the top of the contract to find when the contract year will be completed.

Why haven’t I received my bonus from T.E.A.C.H.?

T.E.A.C.H. may be missing valid grades or waiting for your contract to be completed.  If ECD 101 or SAC 101 were taken while participating in the Associate Degree Scholarship, then the three credits earned will not count toward the 9-15 credits that is required to earn a bonus.  So, if a student took ECD 101 or SAC 101 and did not complete an additional 9 credits, (s) he is not eligible for a contract bonus.

What happens if I don’t complete 9 credit hours during a contract?

If a student did not successfully pass nine credits during a contract year, he/she is not eligible for a bonus.  If the contract is renewed, the recipient will have another opportunity during the next year to complete nine credits.

What if I don’t want to take classes for a semester, can I still receive a bonus?

Students are not required to attend class every semester, so long as during their contract year they are able to complete at least nine credits.  If a student completes nine credits during his/her contract year, then (s)he will be eligible for a bonus.  Your counselor may place you inactive or withdrawn if you have not taken any classes after two semesters.

How do I know which option (bonus or salary raise) my center has chosen for me?

Please refer to letter “E” under the center’s section on the contract.

How will my center know that I have completed my contract and that it is time to start giving me my bonus or salary raise?

After T.E.A.C.H. has determined that you are eligible for a contract bonus, a letter will be sent notifying both you and your center of your accomplishments.

What happens if I have not received the bonus or raise from my center?

Please ask your director if (s)he has received the letter notification from T.E.A.C.H.  If you need further assistance, please call your scholarship counselor.

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