The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires admittance into an eligible major and an agreement to serve or work at an eligible educational institution. Failure to follow the terms of the agreement to serve after graduation converts the grant to an unsubsidized loan that must be repaid. TEACH grants are available for undergraduate and graduate students.
Disbursement is dependent on student enrollment, similar to Federal Pell Grant. All students eligible for TEACH are awarded at full-time enrollment status; however, TEACH disbursement is prorated based on actual enrollment status. A student’s enrollment at census (12th class day for fall/spring 16-week semesters) will be the final enrollment status used for TEACH disbursement.
|12 or more credit hours||100% disbursed|
|9 – 11 credit hours||75% disbursed|
|6 – 10 credit hours||50% disbursed|
|3 – 5 credit hours||25% disbursed|
Below is a list of majors that are eligible for the TEACH grant, provided that students meet the basic eligibility requirements for federal student aid programs.
|All-Level Special Education||EC-6 Bilingual Generalist||Bilingual Education|
|Biological Science||Curriculum and Instruction||Early Childhood Education|
|Elementary Education||English||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Mathematics||Math/ESL 4th-8th Grades||Math 4th-8th Grades|
|Math/Science 4th-8th Grades||Science 4th-8th Grades||Physics|
|Reading||Broadfield Science/Chem 8-12th Grades||Certification 8-12th Grades|
|Secondary Education||Spanish||Special Education|