As of the 2008 Fall semester the College of Education will be participating in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach in high need fields in school serving low income families. If you are interested in this program, read the Federal Student Aid TEACH Fact Sheet for a brief discussion of the program.
- Family Life Education
- Special Education – all
- Classroom Instruction with Reading Endorsement
High needs fields: there are two categories of high need fields. Students in the fields specified by the federal legislation will always be eligible for TEACH Grants. There are additional fields, unique to each state that are currently eligible (but these fields may change and may not apply in other states). Below is a listing of the federal fields.
|Federal High Needs Fields
|A foreign language
Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that will be available electronically on a Department of Education Web site. The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve 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 disbursed. Specifically, the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve will require the following:
- For each TEACH Grant-eligible program for which you received TEACH Grant funds, you must serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight calendar years after you completed or withdrew from the academic program for which you received the TEACH Grant.
- You must perform the teaching service as a highly-qualified teacher at a low-income school. The term highly-qualified teacher is defined in section 9101(23) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or in section 602(10) of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.
- Your teaching service must be in a high-need field.
- You must comply with any other requirements that the Department of Education determines to be necessary.
- If you do not complete the required teaching service obligation, TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that you must repay, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
Other TEACH Grant Links