The TEACH (Teacher Education
Assistance for College and Higher Education)
Grant Program will be awarded to students who
are identified by the College of Education and
Graduate Admissions and Records. Elementary
Education majors will not be considered because
of the definition of teaching in a high need
field and employment at a Title I school.
Federal regulations state that students in the
Teacher Certification non-degree program are
To be considered for the
TEACH Grant program, students must be admitted
Phase II of the Alternative Master’s
Degree program in Secondary Education pursuing
initial teacher certification in General
Science, Chemistry, Math, Biology, or
Collaborative Teacher (K-6, 6-12, and DHH).
The Traditional Master’s Degree
program in Secondary Education for General
Science, Chemistry, Math, or Biology teachers.
To be considered, applicants must file the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for
the appropriate award year. The grant will be
awarded by the Office of Student Financial
Services to eligible students who are
recommended by Graduate Admissions and Records.
Students will be advised to complete additional
requirements to secure funds. This includes a
federal “Agreement to Serve” (ATS) for a designated
number of years in a Title I school in specified
high-need fields as well as initial/subsequent
entrance counseling each award year. Failure to comply with the
agreement will result in the grant reverting to
an unsubsidized Direct Loan. The grant will be
prorated if the student is not enrolled full
time (9 hours for graduate students).