Federal TEACH Grant

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

A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to teach a high-need subject in a low-income school or educational service agency.

Receive up to $4,000 per year in TEACH Grant funds by meeting the following criteria: 

  • Be a current student in an eligible undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Agree to teach for at least four years in a school serving low-income students.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.

If you meet the criteria, send us your completed TEACH Grant Form. The NAU TEACH Grant Coordinator will reach out to you directly.

Northern Arizona University offers several programs eligible for the TEACH grant, designed to prepare you as a highly qualified teacher in a high-need field.

  • BSED, Special and Elementary Education
  • BSED, Secondary Education - Biology 
  • BSED, Secondary Education - Chemistry
  • BSED, Secondary Education - Earth Science
  • BSED, Secondary Education - French
  • BSED, Secondary Education - General Science
  • BSED, Secondary Education - German
  • BSED, Secondary Education - Mathematics
  • BSED, Secondary Education - Physics
  • BSED, Secondary Education - Spanish
  • MA, Science Teaching
  • MAT, Spanish Education
  • MAT, Teaching Science with Certification
  • MED, Bilingual and Multicultural Education - Bilingual
  • MED, Bilingual and Multicultural Education - ESL
  • MED, Special Education - Cross-Categorical High Incidence Certified
  • MED, Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education with Certification
  • MED, Special Education - Severe/Profound Certified
  • MS, Mathematics Education

Note: BSED, Elementary Education and BSED, Early Childhood Education programs do not qualify

If you do not fulfill your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will be required to pay this loan in full, with interest charged from the date each TEACH Grant was disbursed.