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Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant:

Federal merit-based grant for undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in Education at Newman.

The TEACH Grant Program provides funds to undergraduate and graduate students who are completing or plan to complete coursework that is needed to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to serve for at least four years as a full-time, highly qualified teacher in a high-need field and in a school serving low-income students.

This federal student financial assistance program may provide up to $4000 a year in federal grant (gift) aid to students. Due to Sequestration, any TEACH Grants first disbursed after October 1, 2013 are subject to a .89% reduction. This means that the maximum TEACH Grant is $3,964 or $1,982 per term.

TEACH Grant Eligibility

A student must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Meet academic requirements (generally, scoring above 75% on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.25).
  • Complete TEACH Grant counseling for each year before the grant is disbursed.
  • Sign a "TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve" and respond to requests by the U.S.
  • Department of Education confirming a continuing intention to meet the teaching obligation.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible Newman program of study.


Newman’s Financial Aid Office and Newman’s School of Education has identified the following Newman programs of study as meeting the objectives of the TEACH Grant:

  • Elementary Education (Bachelor's Degree)
  • Secondary Education (Bachelor's Degree)
  • Early Childhood Unified (Bachelor's Degree)
  • ESOL Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree)
  • Reading Specialist Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree)


High-Need Fields are defined as:

  • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education

Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching that field. These are teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas) that are listed in the Department of Education’s Annual