Teach Grant Information
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides federal grants of up to $4000 per year, for a maximum of $8,000. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.
To meet your service agreement for the TEACH Grant and avoid loan repayment, you must teach in a high need field as identified below. The field must be your primary teaching assignment for the majority of your time and not integrated as one part of your teaching assignments.
- Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language
- Reading Specialist
- Special Education
- Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching in that field
For more information about the TEACH Grant, please see the Types of Financial Aid through Financial Aid and Scholarships.
In order to address the growing need for more qualified teachers, the State of Texas has created a program that covers tuition and some fees for education aides who enroll to become certified Texas teachers. For more information on these special grants we encourage you to read over the Educational Aide Exemption outline available at CollegeForAllTexans.com.
General Scholarship Information
For more information about available scholarships for programs in the College of Education, please visit the College of Education's Scholarships Information page.