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
Texas Teaching Shortage Areas:
English as a Second Language
Foreign Language (Languages other than
You may find out if your campus is identified as a high needs campus by going to the website https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/, click on Search, select Texas, and enter the name of your school. The search feature seems to work best if you enter only the proper name of the school; for example; Conroe; not Conroe High School; or Cryar; not Cryar Intermediate School