Thinking about becoming a teacher? The Teach Grant Program may be able to help reduce the cost of your education. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program can provide grants of up to $4,000 to students with intentions of teaching in a public or private elementary school or high school with students from low-income families.
After receiving a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calender years of completing your education program for which your received the TEACH Grant. If you fail to comply, your grant will be converted to an unsubsidized stafford loan.To be eligible you must complete a FAFSA, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be enrolled in an educational institution participating with the TEACH program, be enrolled in coursework for the subject you intend to teach, generally maintain a GPA of 3.25, and sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
Really want to launch your teaching career? These fields are in demand:
- Bilingual Education/English Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language
- Reading Specialist
- Special Education