Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Federal TEACH Grant

Additional funding to pay for your education

A federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant can provide up to $4,000 a year to students going into teaching.

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Federal TEACH Grant criteria

To receive the grant, students must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve, which includes:

  • becoming a full-time teacher for at least four academic years within eight years after program completion.
  • serving as a “highly qualified” teacher at a low-income school or educational service agency.
  • serving in a high-need field.
  • providing the US Department of Education with documentation of progress toward completing your service obligation.
  • maintaining a 3.25 or higher GPA in an eligible undergraduate or graduate program.

A list of schools that meet the requirements can be found on the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) directory.

Eligible programs

Teacher Certification Programs:
  • BSEd Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • BSEd Elementary Education
  • BSEd Special and Elementary Education
  • MEd Elementary Education – Certification
  • MEd Special Education – Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certified
  • MEd Special Education – Early Childhood Special Education with Certification
Advanced Professional Education Programs:
  • MEd ESL and Bilingual Education – Bilingual
  • MEd ESL and Bilingual Education – ESL
  • MEd Special Education
  • MEd Elementary Education – Continuing Professional; National Board Preparation; Multiage; Positive Behavior Support
  • MEd Elementary Education – Reading K-8

Teacher Certification Programs:
  • BSEd Secondary Education – English
  • BSEd Secondary Education – Spanish

  • BSEd Secondary Education – Physics

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
  • MAT-S Teaching Science with Certification
Advanced Professional Education Programs:
  • MA Science Teaching
  • MS Mathematics Education


The TEACH Grant Application must be completed each year by the following deadlines:

  • Oct. 1 for fall semester
  • March 1 for spring semester

Summer TEACH Grants might be available to students taking summer classes. Eligible students will receive notifications and steps via email.