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TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant is a federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per award year (maximum of $8,000 for graduate level) to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for four years at an elementary or secondary school, or educational service agency serving students from low-income families in designated low-income areas. The four years of service must be completed within eight years of ceasing enrollment where the student received the grant.

Eligible TEACH Grant Majors

  • Masters in Special Education and Early Childhood
    • Early Childhood Special Education Accelerated Licensure Program (MSE)
    • K-12 Special Education Accelerated Licensure Program (MSE)
    • Reading Specialist (MSE)
  • Bachelors Degrees
    • Mathematics with Teaching Emphasis
    • Middle and High School Natural Science
    • Computer Science
    • English as a Second Language, Secondary and Elementary
    • Spanish
    • Bilingual Education Spanish, Secondary and Elementary
    • Bilingual Education Hmong, Secondary and Elementary
    • Special Education – Cross-categorical
    • Special Education – Dual Licensure
    • Special Education – Double Major

Important Information: Conversion to a Loan
If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf).

High Need Fields

  • Bilingual education and English language acquisition
  • Foreign language
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special education

Other fields may be identified as a high need by the federal government, a state government, or a local education agency, and are included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.

If you plan to teach in a high-need field that is included in the Nationwide List, that field must be listed for the state where you teach either at the time you begin your qualifying teaching service or at the time you received a TEACH Grant.


Application Process Details

  1. Review the details and eligibility criteria above. If you are interested in more information, contact Shawn Stephany at (920) 424-0454 or
  2. Complete the TEACH Grant application. Your academic major/minor, and overall GPA will be assessed to determine if you meet the requirements.
  3. If you meet the requirements, an award will be originated. You will be required to complete an Agreement to Serve (ATS) and Initial and Subsequent Counseling with the Department of Education. Once completed, your funds will disburse to your student account.
  4. Students who wish to renew the grant each year are required to complete the following for each year they receive the grant.
    1. TEACH Grant Application
    2. Agreement to Serve
    3. Subsequent Counseling
  5. Formal exit counseling is required before the student graduates or ceases enrollment in TEACH Grant eligible program



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