The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study and up to $8,000 for graduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced.
You must be a highly-qualified, full-time teacher in a high-need subject area for at least four years at a school serving low-income students. You must complete the required four years of teaching within eight years of finishing the program for which you received the grant. If you do not complete the four years of teaching within eight years, the TEACH grant converts to an Unsubsidized student loan with interest that begins when it was first disbursed.
To receive a TEACH Grant you must:
Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a new Agreement to Serve (ATS) and Promise to Pay (service agreement) that will be available electronically on the Department of Education Web site. The TEACH Grant service agreement specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded, the teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgment by you that you understand that, if you do not meet the teaching service requirements, you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were first disbursed.
You must respond promptly to any requests for information or documentation from the U.S. Department of Education, even if they seem repetitive. These requests will be sent to you while you are still in school as well as once you are out of school. You will be asked regularly to confirm that you either still intend to teach or that you are teaching as required. You must provide documentation to the U.S. Department of Education at the end of each year of teaching.
If you temporarily cease enrollment in your program of study or if you encounter situations that affect your ability to begin or continue teaching, you will need to stay in touch with the U.S. Department of Education to avoid your grants being converted to loans before you are able to complete your teaching obligation.
|Undergraduate Programs:||Graduate Programs:|
|Middle Level Education||Master of Education in Initial Licensure|
|Secondary Education with a concentration in:||Master of Education in Teaching and Learning|
~ Biology ~Physics
~ Chemistry ~ Math
~ German ~ Latin
~ French ~ Spanish
|~ English ~ Special Education (minor)|
|~ Environmental Science|
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