Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants

Federal Student Grants

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants

The TEACH Grant, unlike the other federal grant programs, requires recipients to fulfill certain teaching obligations. It is available for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate students who are or will be taking coursework necessary to become elementary or secondary teachers.

  • Must agree to serve, for a minimum of four years (within eight years of completing academic program), as a full-time teacher in a high-need field* in a school or educational service agency that serves low-income students.
  • Must attend a participating college and meet certain academic achievement requirements.
  • Failure to complete the teaching service commitment will result in the grant being converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid.

*High-need fields are:

  • bilingual education and English language acquisition,
  • foreign language,
  • mathematics,
  • reading specialist,
  • science, and
  • special education, as well as
  • any other field that has been identified as high-need by the federal government, a state government, or a local education agency.

Learn more about the TEACH Grant.