Federal TEACH Grant
A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is a federal grant program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Note: Undergraduate candidates may only receive the TEACH Grant for their FIRST undergraduate degree.
In order to be considered for the Federal TEACH Grant at Saint Xavier University you must be enrolled (with full admission status & a GPA of 3.25 or above) in one of the following School of Education Programs:
- Undergraduate Elementary Education (Grades 1-6 with a concentration in Mathematics, ELL, or a Reading Teacher endorsement)
- Graduate Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
- Undergraduate Middle Level Education (Grades 5 – 8 with a Mathematics, Science, and/or ELL endorsement)
- Undergraduate Secondary Education (Grades 9-12 with an endorsement in Biology, Mathematics, or K-12 Spanish)
- Graduate Reading Specialist (must hold a valid Professional Educators License – PEL)
- Graduate TESOL (must hold a valid Professional Educators License – PEL)
- Graduate Multicategorical Special Education
As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:
- in a high-need field
- at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agencythat serves students from low-income families
- for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.
IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf).