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TEACH Grant program

The TEACH Grant is a federal program that encourages highly qualified teachers to work in low-income schools and high-need subject areas. The grant provides financial assistance to graduate students pursuing a career in teaching. The grant offers up to $4,000 per year to eligible students who commit to teaching in high-need fields for at least four years within eight years of completing their program. Most of our schools in the regions are located in high-need areas and are eligible for TEACH grants. You can get a Master's in Reading and Writing through the TEACH grant.

What is a TEACH Grant?

The TEACH Grant program provides grant funds of up to $4,000 per academic year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching.

Who is eligible to get a TEACH Grant?

To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:

  • meet the eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant program
  • be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program
  • meet specific academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25); for specific information about the academic requirement, speak with the Financial Aid Office
  • receive TEACH Grant counseling that explains the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation (you must complete counseling each year that you receive a TEACH Grant)
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that outlines your commitment to teaching in a high-need school. If you do not meet the requirements of your service obligation, you must repay the loan, including interest.

What are eligible graduate programs?

Graduate-level, high need fields are:

Master of Arts in Education and Teacher Leader Endorsement with an emphasis in one of the following:

  • Career and Technical Education,
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education,
  • Mathematics,
  • Middle,
  • Secondary, or
  • Special Education - Advanced Learning and Behavior Disorders

Master of Arts in Education in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in one of the following:

  • Reading and Writing (with Endorsement),
  • Special Education (IECE),
  • Special Education (LBD), or
  • Special Education (Moderate and Severe)


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