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Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)Grant

  • What TEACH eligible majors does UTC Offer?
    • Students in the following undergraduate majors are eligible to receive the TEACH Grant:
      • BS MGED: Mathematics: English 3043
      • BS MGED: Mathematics: Natural Sciences 3044
      • BS MGED: Mathematics: Social Sciences 3045
      • BS MGED: Natural Sciences: English 3046
      • BS MGED:  Natural Sciences: Mathematics 3047
      • BS MGED:  Natural Sciences: Social Sciences 3048
      • BS Secondary Mathematics 3179
      • BS Secondary Natural Sciences: Biology 3172
      • BS Secondary Natural Sciences: Chemistry 3174
      • BS Secondary Natural Sciences: Earth & Space Science 3181
      • BS Secondary Natural Sciences: Physics 3184
      • BS Foreign Language Education: French 3116
      • BS Foreign Language Education: Latin 3117
      • BS Foreign Language Education: Spanish 3118
      • BS Exceptional Learning 3167
      • BS Applied Mathematics: UTeach 3224
      • BS Biology: UTeach 3225
      • BS Chemistry: UTeach 3226
      • BS Geology: UTeach 3228
      • BS Physics: UTeach 3233
      • Graduate Level Majors:
        • MED Elementary Education: Reading Specialist 6026
        • MED Secondary Education: Licensure 6054
        • MED Special Education: Early Childhood 6071
        • MED Special Education: Emotional/Behavioral  Disab 6069
        • MED Special Education: Gifted Education 6073
        • MED Special Education: Individualized 6075
        • MED Special Education: Mild Disabilities 6065
        • MED Special Education: Moderate/Severe Disabilities 6067
        • MED SLED: Reading Specialist 6241
  • When is TEACH Grant Exit Counseling Required?
  • Where can I get more information on the requirements to be accepted into the Teacher Preparation Academy?
  • How do I make sure my TEACH Grant does not become an Unsubsidized Direct Loan?
    • You must sign an Agreement to Serve.  You must teach full-time for at least four years within eight years of completing your program as a (1) highly qualified teacher; (2) at a Title I school; (3) in a specified subject area (mathematics, science, a foreign language, bilingual education, English language acquisition, special education, or as a reading specialist).  If service is not met, the grant must be repaid as an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, with interest from the date(s) of original disbursement.  Students should not underestimate the repercussions of not fulfilling his/her agreement to serve. 
  • Requirements for highly qualified teacher status
  • The US Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits
  • Subject areas of high need are 
    • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
    • Foreign Language
    • Mathematics
    • Reading Specialist
    • Science
    • Special Education
  • Do I have to maintain a minimum GPA?
    • You must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA at all times unless you scored above the 75th percentile on a standardized admissions test (such as the ACT/SAT/GRE).  You must provide a copy of your test scores showing the percentile rank to the Financial Aid Office if you wish to use the admissions test score option.
  • What should I do if I receive a TEACH Grant and change my mind about teaching, cannot or will not be able to meet the requirements of my Federal Agreement to Serve?
    • You should contact the Financial Aid Office immediately to discuss the details of repayment of your TEACH Grant.
  • Where can I obtain more information about the TEACH Grant?
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