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 Application. 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.

College of Education

Teacher Certification Programs
  • BSEd Early Childhood Education
  • BSEd Elementary Education
  • BSEd Elementary Education - Yuma
  • BSEd Special and Elementary Education
  • BSEd Secondary Education - Biology Yuma
  • BSEd Secondary Education - Physical Science Yuma
  • MEd Elementary Education - Certification
  • MEd Special Education - Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certified
  • MEd Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education with Certification

Advanced Teacher Preparation
  • MEd Elementary Education
  • MEd ESL and Bilingual Education – Bilingual or ESL
  • MEd Special Education
  • MEd Elem Ed- Continuing Professional
  • MEd Elem Ed-- National Board Prep
  • Med Elem Ed-- Reading 

College of Arts and Letters

Teacher Certification Programs
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Art Education
  • BSEd Secondary Education, English
  • BMEd Music Secondary Education (Choral or Instrumental)
  • BSEd Secondary Education, French
  • BSEd Secondary Education, German
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Spanish
  • BSEd Secondary Education, History & Social Studies
  • MA English - Secondary Education
  • MAT Spanish Education

College of Engineering, Forestry, & Natural Sciences

Teacher Certification Programs
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Mathematics
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Biology 
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Chemistry
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Earth Science
  • BSEd Secondary Education, General Science
  • BSEd Secondary Education, Physics
  • MAT Teaching Science with Certification

Advanced Teacher Preparation
  • MA Science Teaching
  • MS Mathematics Education

The 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)

La Paz
Santa Cruz

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.