Wyoming Statute 21-7-601 created the Wyoming Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP) in order to address the state's current and future shortage of qualified teachers in the areas of mathematics, science, special education and foreign language, as well as those seeking additional endorsements to teach reading and English as a second language. The last two endorsements were added by the Wyoming State legislature in 2009 legislative session based on the recommendations of the Professional Teachers Standards Board.