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.
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
Early Childhood Education
Special and Elementary Education
Elementary Education - Certification
Special Education - Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certified
Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education with Certification
- MEd Elementary Education
ESL and Bilingual Education – Bilingual or ESL
College of Arts
Secondary Education, Art Education
Secondary Education, English
Music Secondary Education (Choral or Instrumental)
Secondary Education, French
Secondary Education, German
Secondary Education, Spanish
Secondary Education, History & Social Studies
English - Secondary Education
Engineering, Forestry, & Natural Sciences
Secondary Education, Mathematics
Secondary Education, Biology
Secondary Education, Chemistry
Secondary Education, Earth Science
Secondary Education, General Science
Secondary Education, Physics
Teaching Science with Certification
August 2016 Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing published by the U.S.
Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.html) indicates that
the following thirteen of Arizona’s fifteen counties have been categorized as
“a geographic area in which the Secretary determines that there is an
inadequate supply of elementary or secondary school teachers” (p. 3).
Geographic Shortage Areas (Counties)
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.