Graduate TEACH Grant

The Federal TEACH Grant program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching and agree to teach, for at least four complete academic years, in a high-needs field at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves low-income families.

The award amount is prorated for part-time students. Recipients must be enrolled in an eligible education major or TEACH Grant-eligible program (see below).

Due to congressional action, award amounts for any TEACH Grant that is first disbursed on or after October 1, 2020, must be reduced by 5.7% from the award amount for which the recipient would have otherwise been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $228 (first disbursed on or after 10/1/20), resulting in a maximum award of $3,772.

Graduate TEACH Grant Basics

Aggregate Limit



Students must be matriculated in an eligible graduate program listed below and meet the following academic requirements:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above –OR–
  • Score at or above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (GRE/SAT/ACT) –OR–
  • Are a current teacher or retiree with expertise in a high-need area and enrolled in a TEACH Grant-eligible master's or certification program.

TEACH Grant recipients must sign an agreement to serve (ATS), which includes:

  • serving full-time as a highly qualified teacher.
  • for four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded.
  • in a high-need subject area.

NOTE: If the TEACH Grant requirements including the above are not met, the TEACH Grant is converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan.

The annual amount of the TEACH Grant is subject to change due to congressional action.

Additional TEACH Grant Information

Apply for a Graduate TEACH Grant

-If Approved-

Please complete the Get a TEACH Grant online steps, counseling, and an Agreement to Serve (ATS) at each year that you wish to receive the grant.

IMPORTANT: If you are awarded the grant based on GPA (not test scores), you must maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA for every semester covered by the grant. Student Financial Services will check the GPA before each term of the award period.

Eligible Graduate Programs

  • M.S. in Inclusive Childhood Education
  • M.S. in Inclusive Adolescence Education