If you plan to teach in a high-need field and in a low-income school, you need to learn about the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant!

TEACH Grant recipients can receive up to $4,000 per year for four years as an undergraduate and two years as a graduate student.

  • Eligible graduate students must contact our office to request to have the TEACH Grant added to their financial aid offer

  • Due to federal sequestration, the maximum TEACH Grant is $3,772 for the 2023-24 academic year

To qualify for a federal TEACH Grant you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Score above the 75th percentile on the ACT or SAT OR maintain a GPA of at least 3.25
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate (first Bachelor's degree only) or graduate student
  • Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching in an identified high-need field
  • Be in a qualifying major or minor
  • Sign an agreement to teach full-time in a low-income school and in a high-need field for four academic years within eight calendar years after graduation

2023-2024 Qualifying Majors and Minors

Qualifying Majors and Minors

Undergraduate Students

  • 21B *Basic Science (K-8)
  • 21I *Mathematics (K-8)
  • 21V Mid Level Dual
  • 22J *Instructional Strategist
  • 22K *Early Childhood Special Education
  • 223 Elem. Ed for Paraeducator
  • 23L *Literacy Education
  • 23N *Literacy Ed: English/LA (K-8)
  • 23R *Literacy Education (5-12)
  • 33K Technology & Engineering Education
  • 33Y *Technology Education-Teaching
  • 52A Music Education: Choral
  • 52I Music Education: Instrumental
  • 52J Music Education: Jazz
  • 60A *Art Education-Teaching
  • 90 Social Studies Major
  • 210 ^Early Childhood
  • 420 Physical Education
  • 600 Art Education
  • 620 ^English Teaching
  • 629 ^TESOL
  • 692 TESOL/French
  • 698 TESOL/Spanish
  • 780 ^Spanish
  • 800 ^Mathematics
  • 82A All Science Teaching
  • 82J Middle/Junior High Science
  • 844 ^Biology
  • 865 Chemistry
  • 870 ^Earth Science
  • 880 Physics
  • 88H Physics Teaching - Honors Research

*Indicates Minor only
^Indicates Major or Minor


Qualifying Majors and Minors

Graduate Students

  • 21Q Literacy Education
  • 242 Special Education: Field Specialization
  • 28C #Counseling: School Counseling
  • 353 School Library Studies
  • 62T TESOL
  • 696 TESOL/Spanish
  • 78T Spanish: Teaching Emphasis​
  • 80A Math for Middle Grades (4-8)
  • 80K Mathematics: Secondary
  • 821 Science Education
  • 827 Science Education: Earth Science
  • 828 Science Education: Physics

#Students must have completed a teacher education program as an undergraduate